Modernizing a Car: Taking it too Far?
Japanese tuner Liberty Walk has recently issued a preliminary glance of their reinvented version of the Lamborghini Countach that will be displayed at next year’s Tokyo Auto Salon. This is not to be confused with the LPI 800-4 Countach resurrection; it refers to the legendary wedge-shaped supercar built by Lamborghini between 1974 and 1990.
In this regard, Lamborghini devotees, car hobbyists, or anyone taking pleasure in the indelible Countach as an iconic car prototype, might just not be too excited about Liberty Walk’s innovative creation. Not long ago, Xix3D displayed a 3D preview video, portending that this unique concept is right around the corner within the imminent days.
A preview of what the Lamborghini Countach LB Works could look like has surfaced in the form of a teaser video. Indicating some notable features, it displays the car outfitted with significant fender flares, along with a grand hill-climb type rear diffuser. Additionally, there are a host of other upgrades, such as an innovative front bumper with air intakes, as a substitute to the typical fog lamps on the normal model. Also visible from the front is a lip and introduced canards.
Towards the side, thankfully, the kit still keeps the vehicle’s unique air intake vent behind the windows, wise in addition to the famous NACA ducts that provision its iconic V12 engine. It does gain a further substantial dip on its side skirts, which delivers an extra vent, apparently for cooling the car’s brakes.
Last of all, a large fin is affixed to the back of the automobile’s bumpers. Additionally, the set replaces the factory-made recessed tail lamps with sleek lights.
Liberty Walk has become renowned for its out-of-the box transformations, different to the usual models, however tuned supercars are a plenty recently. To perpetually stun their audience, Liberty Walk has now opted to work on some classics; consequently, they set about customising one of the all-time greatest sports cars ever – the Ferrari F40. Although the outcome wasn’t unattractive, it was not graceful either. We assume this Countach will evoke similar reactions, yet we have some feeling of comfort knowing that Lamborghini itself has always been a revolutionary. Ultimately, the prospect of a widebody Countach surely gets many people’s hearts racing.