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Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it’s outright copying that lends itself to credence in the car world. Take every Lamborghini Countach replica roaming the streets; they represent the numerous votes of confidence for not only the original car’s design but the significance of the car itself. As with the Countach, sometimes a form of copying is even carried out by the original brand in a refusal to deviate in any meaningful way from a predecessor’s styling.
From the hand of Bertone designer Marcello Gandini, the Countach’s styling has driven, for better or for worse, Lamborghini down a road from which every new model has refused to significantly divert. The smooth lines of pre-’70s have been forever lost to the wedge shape, sharp
angles and hard lines first employed in the production Countach. (The concept was a different story.) The thing is this: it works. Every C.E.O. acquiring Lamborghini’s latest and greatest has visions of its predecessors, likely in the form of a boyhood poster or Hot Wheels toy, in his mind. From the Lamborghini Countach replica to the current cars that emulate its styling, no model has such an effect on a supercar lineup’s styling — and thus the entire supercar category — as the Countach.