Countach LP 500: The Shakedown, an event at the Vizzola Ticino racetrack
We’ve posted the video from Automobili Lamborghini SpA on the Countach LP500 reconstruction taken at the Vizzola Ticino track a while ago in our article ‘Taking the Countach LP500 to the track‘, and while the car was officially unveiled at the famous Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este held from October 1st to the 3rd, the owner of this one-of-a-kind recreation didn’t receive his bespoke Lamborghini at that time, Mr. Albert Spiess had to wait until a special ‘shakedown’ event at the Vizzola Ticino racetrack.
The “Countach LP 500: The Shakedown” event at Pirelli’s own Vizzola Ticino racetrack was only possible with the help of suppliers who all participated together with Polo Storico in the reconstruction of this unique prototype, which took 25,000 hours to complete. It was the perfect place for Polo Storico to run some tests on their latest creation, and allow Mr. Spiess to take the wheel of his very special Countach and experience the drive first hand.
The newly built Lamborghini Countach LP500 not only looks absolutely beautiful, but she’s also fully functional and can be driven ferociously too, the wider tires compared to the production LP400 (40mm more at the front, 50mm more at the rear) offer a very pleasing aesthetic, and while the prototype is now half a century old, she still looks modern today.
It must have been an amazing experience to hear the startup of this legendary V12 from Sant’Agata, and see her at speed on the track for the first time, together with suppliers who helped create this beauty, and more importantly, in front of the man who convinced Automobili Lamborghini SpA and their Polo Storico restoration department to undertake this commission, and while I would be extremely eager to take my new car home with me, Mr. Spiess allowed the factory to share this one-off with the public before taking delivery.
For a limited time only, up to November 15, this truly stunning Lamborghini Countach LP500 reconstruction was on display inside the official factory museum at Sant’Agata, at the MUDETEC, where she was the highlight of the 50th-anniversary display for her majesty the Countach, and she surely wasn’t feeling lonely, the original tubular space frame chassis of the Countach LP400 was alongside this bright yellow prototype recreation.
But also a stunning, similar shade, Lamborghini Countach LP400 was shown, said to be the second production unit ever, and a stunning, very intimidating black Countach Quattrovalvole completed the MUDETEC display for visitors to engage on a journey to discover the fifty years of history attached to one of the most legendary Lamborghini models ever since 1963.
By now this amazing car will have found her way into the private Spiess collection, but we can still enjoy some amazing photos published by Automobili Lamborghini SpA below:
And we also have some stunning detail shots, both from the exterior and from the unique interior: