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    Re: New Countach is coming.

    Missed opportunity to bring back pop-up headlights!


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    Re: New Countach is coming.

    Pop up headlights are difficult to get past pedestrian / car collision regulations.


    Re: New Countach is coming.

    While the original is iconic, I can't seem to like this new skin deep incarnation, it looks bloated, like squashed Urus. Leaves me completely cold.


    Re: New Countach is coming.

    mcdelaug:

    Pop up headlights are difficult to get past pedestrian / car collision regulations.

    Why?  Rules, regulations, and economics never make any difference on the Internet.  However, Lamborghini has enough expressed interest that all 112 units are spoken for, even before it was publicly announced.  


    Re: New Countach is coming.

    I wouldn't say no to one.

    Looks like a typical Lambo, not hugely Countach indecision


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    Re: New Countach is coming.

    CGX car nut:
    mcdelaug:

    Pop up headlights are difficult to get past pedestrian / car collision regulations.

    Why?  Rules, regulations, and economics never make any difference on the Internet.  However, Lamborghini has enough expressed interest that all 112 units are spoken for, even before it was publicly announced.  

    My understanding is they run afoul of the same regulations that now require a significant air space or crumple zone below the hood (bonnet) of front engine cars. If a pedestrian is struck by a car with pop up headlights presumably there’s more risk of injury. So you don’t see pop ups on street legal cars anymore. Too bad because I like the way they look, and would have been very fitting here.


    Re: New Countach is coming.

    There are additional reasons why automakers moved away from pop up headlamps based on regulation.  Initially it was aiming points and reliability issues that sent this concept to the automotive technologies dustbin.  Pop up headlamps also change the aerodynamic characters of the car resulting in higher drag and worsening fuel economy as drag coefficients dropped.  Finally, tied to the aerodynamics, they alter the handling characteristics of the vehicle between lowered and raised states.  A few cars in the 1990s with pop up headlamps would pitch down when they were raised, and this also increased noise levels.    


    Re: New Countach is coming.

    Interesting comments. Many of the criticisms are ldown to effect of the massive increase in regulations over things like the height of the front lights, pedestrian impact safety, structural crash testing etc. You have to place this car in context and a comparison would be if Porsche had stopped making the 911 with the original F series model then brought the 992 out as a modern tribute to it. This is like the sixth or seventh generation Countach if they had continued to slowly evolve the car in the way Porsche has done with the 911. In that regard they have managed to capture a lot of the design features of the original LP400.

    These limited run almost coachbuilt style models are now something a lot of manufacturers are focusing on as wealthy buyers want a more bespoke model but apparently do not mind if the underpinnings come from a standard range donor model. Ferrari have established just how far you can push the price with their SP1 and SP2 models which use the 812 as their donor car. Rolls Royce are doing it and so are Bentley. There is a lot of money to be made in this area it would appear.


    Re: New Countach is coming.

    ISUK:

    Interesting comments. Many of the criticisms are ldown to effect of the massive increase in regulations over things like the height of the front lights, pedestrian impact safety, structural crash testing etc. You have to place this car in context and a comparison would be if Porsche had stopped making the 911 with the original F series model then brought the 992 out as a modern tribute to it. This is like the sixth or seventh generation Countach if they had continued to slowly evolve the car in the way Porsche has done with the 911. In that regard they have managed to capture a lot of the design features of the original LP400.

    These limited run almost coachbuilt style models are now something a lot of manufacturers are focusing on as wealthy buyers want a more bespoke model but apparently do not mind if the underpinnings come from a standard range donor model. Ferrari have established just how far you can push the price with their SP1 and SP2 models which use the 812 as their donor car. Rolls Royce are doing it and so are Bentley. There is a lot of money to be made in this area it would appear.

     

    This.

    You forgot to mention McLaren's been doing it for the longest time already. 

     

     


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    Re: New Countach is coming.

    I like this new countach design. 

    Hope it will flow into a cheaper, smaller, entry level hybrid lambo, with 4WD, perfect as a cheater, easy to drive track car. indecision


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    Re: New Countach is coming.

    I like it. With 48V it is a mild hybrid system right?

    Perhaps a name like Aventador with Countach inspired body kit would be a more appropriate name for this model...




    Re: New Countach is coming.

    Does it make any difference when all 112 units are spoken for even before the car was publicly released?  Lamborghini, much like Ferrari and Bugatti, understands its customer base.  


    Re: New Countach is coming.

    Why is this cynical? The people who buy these cars are loyal Lamborghini customers. They know very well it is based on a 10-year-old avantedor. If you have the funds and it is your hobby, go for it. These cars, make the car companies more profitable and too my opinion this is a good thing. Companies are in the market for making profit and satisfying customers. All exclusive cars are cash grabs. Porsche make the best profit in the 911 Turbo models. I still bought one!

     


     
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