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Interior

What is it like on the inside?

Not as wow as it could be. Because as with every other area of the car, Lamborghini hasn’t invested heavily in the Countach. The nods to the original largely stop at the various exterior design cues.

I know Lamborghini claims the translucent roof panel mimics the ‘periscopo’ roof of the original, but that roof was also fitted to the Sian. It’s cool though, the centre panel translucent or transparent at the touch of a button.

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It also brings a much needed sense of space to the Countach’s cabin. Even by supercar standards it’s genuinely small in here: if you’re 5’10” expect to have the seat back as far as it goes. Anyone above that will just have knees bent to ever more uncomfortable and interfering levels. Again, very true to the original. As is the ease with which you bang your head on the doorframe when getting in.

There’s some luggage space up front but it’s not much, and given its fearsome thirst probably best used as storage for an emergency petrol can or two. All part of the charm – and no other firm ‘supercars’ quite as hard as Lamborghini. This is 100 per cent unapologetic: thin slivers of window, slanting side views, angled mirrors full of vents and drama. If you want to be reminded you’re in something exotic and aspirational, then the Countach does that constantly.

It's a lovely object, but material quality, fit and finish is no more remarkable here than in the Aventador, and aside from the odd Countach name display the screens and dash are almost entirely unchanged. It’s not a car that pushes the boundaries or explores what it means to use this name beyond the superficial.

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