Recreating the Lamborghini Countach as a Modern Supercar

With little more than an email brief and a couple of Google image attachments from Top Gear pointing us towards the LP500S with wing and flared arches, a team of our designers set to work trying to make sense of the Countach’s quirks in the context of a modern supercar.

Overview

With little more than an email brief and a couple of Google image attachments from Top Gear pointing us towards the LP500S with wing and flared arches, a team of our designers set to work trying to make sense of the Countach’s quirks in the context of a modern supercar.

 

Approach

Our designers began with pencil sketches, then moved quickly onto 2D renderings, emerging with ideas and solutions for problems like the Countach’s perfectly square nose, now-banned pop-up headlights, irregular wheel arches, side sills that tuck uniquely under the car, brutally chopped rear end and use of entirely flat sheets of glass.

To interpret the Countach, we wanted to maintain the current shoulder line and aesthetic of the flat surfaces which contribute heavily to the character of the car, if these were changed the character would go from a Countach to any other Lamborghini. The rear arch was redesigned to keep the original shape, but updated using a graphical split to showcase the iconic shape.

For the front design, the Countach has a hexagonal shape front windscreen which is instantly recognisable, so this was interpreted with curvy fenders to maximise the shape. For the rear we kept the original shape of the iconic tail light surround, but emphasising the shape co-ordinating the rear lamps inset to update the design.

Conclusion

After two weeks of brain storming, sketching, consulting and 3D modelling, the results were in within the deadline.