The most recent example of a love it or hate it car is the reimagined Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4. Some people love it as a stylistic tribute to the original but with modern power and performance. Others see it as a cash-grab by Lamborghini based on the 1980s-inspired nostalgia currently rife in pop culture. At least 112 people like the new Countach enough to slap down over $2.5 million for what’s, essentially, a re-skinned Aventador.
If you don’t like it or the idea of a modern Countach, you’re not alone. Marcello Gandini, the designer of the original Countach, isn’t a fan either. He made some dismissive comments, then followed up via his daughter’s PR firm. “Thus, Marcello Gandini would like to reaffirm that he had no role in this operation, and as the author and creator of the original design from 1971, would like to clarify that the makeover does not reflect his spirit and his vision,” says the statement, “A spirit of innovation and breaking the mold which is in his opinion totally absent in this new design.”