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See how the iconic Countach inspires modern Lamborghinis

The Countach might be turning 50 this year, but its design still influences modern Lamborghinis.

The Lamborghini Countach might be turning 50 this year, but its design remains iconic to this day. The styling elements seen on the Countach, make it instantly recognisable even today.

Back in the 1970s, the design of the Countach was considered to be extremely futuristic. The iconic supercar itself was influenced by the trends and achievements of its time. This included the beginning of the jet race, trends in fashion linked to geometric patterns, the advent of modern computers and the explosion of colours. All these elements influenced Marcello Gandini, the chief designer of the Countach.

The Countach's design would go on to influence every subsequent Lamborghini model to date. The brand's current models - the Aventador, Huracan, Sian and the Urus, all take inspiration from the design of the Countach.

The Lamborghini Countach became iconic for its design elements such as the diagonal lines on the bonnet and the rear engine compartment, the low and square-shaped cabin and the sloping windscreen. These elements can still be seen in various interpretations on all the models following the iconic supercar.

 
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