This year’s special edition of the renowned Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, on Lake Como, will see an extraordinary reconstruction of the first Lamborghini Countach: the LP 500.
The legendary model that started the iconic Countach line debuted in 1971 and then disappeared in 1974, when it was “sacrificed” in the process of crash testing. Now, on the 50th anniversary of its debut, the LP 500 comes back to life in a meticulous reconstruction by Polo Storico Automobili Lamborghini, which since its creation in 2015 has been in charge of preserving the historic identity of the brand.
The process of reconstruction of the Countach LP 500 took more than 25,000 hours of hard, passionate work. The model will participate in the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, in the Concept category. Attendees will be able to admire this legendary vehicle for the first time in 50 years.
“The Countach reinvented the game for high-perforance vehicles,” says Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “It became an icon of style language which inspires modern Lamborghini vehicles to this day. To bring the reconstruction of the very first Countach to the Concorso d’Eleganza is an extraordinary feat.”
The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is in place from October 1st to 3rd.