A more affordable version of the iconic car is being produced in the U.K.
The scissor doors, the rear spoiler, the aerodynamic design and fender flares. The Lamborghini Countach, produced from 1974 through 1990, was the ideal sports car of its time, adorning the bedroom walls of countless boys and teenagers in the eighties. After a prototype wowed crowds at the 1971 Geneva International Motor Show, the Lamborghini Countach went on to appear in movies such as Cannonball Run 3 and Toys, and was owned by eighties icons such as Sylvester Stallone and Eddie Van Halen.
The limited availability and prohibitive cost (the cars go for around $300,000 according to AutoTrader) have kept many admirers from owning the Countach, until now.
Cloning the Lamborghini Countach
Prova Designs in Lancashire, UK has constructed an impressive clone of the Lamborghini Countach which they claim is 99 percent accurate. The car features Audi RS6 mechanics, providing top-of-the-line modern reliability along with its retro design. Prova’s Countach is available with either a 450bhp Audi V8 or 562bhp Audi/Lamborghini V10 engine to give it the power and speed to match its looks. On top of the power, the clone has a lower curb weight thanks to its use of lightweight composite material that gives it a power-to-weight ratio of almost 552bhp per ton.
Little touches have been made to make the car more modern and comfortable while still maintaining the feel and style of the classic Lamborghini Countach. Such upgrades include Bluetooth technology, satellite navigation, and remote doors, along with a redesigned interior to allow greater comfort for tall drivers and passengers.
A fully built clone starts at around $100,000 plus shipping, but custom-built cars are also available. Those hoping to own a modernized version of the classic car will need to place an initial 30 percent deposit and wait about 26 weeks for deliver.
Watch Prova’s promotional video for the car below.