The Lamborghini Countach turns 50 and we are celebrating its anniversary with a new video series. For the next four weeks, we will be recounting the legacy of this automotive icon in an unprecedented manner, by involving inspirational personalities. 

We begin with Marcello Gandini, the designer behind the futuristic lines of this super car, sharing insights into the unrepeatable era in which it was created, the aspects of society that inspired him, like the moon landing, and how he himself created an icon that inspired (automotive) generations to come. 

That period of the 1970s was one of ultimate creativity, one of the most important moments for design. They were years of important social conquests, from the space race and the advent of high tech with the construction of the modern computers to the geometric pattern fashion trends with their explosion of bright colors and the advent of individualism and the jet age. Ending up on the walls of the bedrooms of an entire generation and playing a major role in dozens of films, the Countach depicted much more than a clamorous commercial success. While still in production, it was able to play the role of style and performance icon by rightfully winning space in the annals of world automotive history.