After a number of teasers, the all-new Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 has officially been revealed as a modern interpretation of the Italian supercar manufacturer’s retro icon. Based on the Aventador platform, the new special edition boasts similar technology as seen in the Sian.
At the centre of the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is the brand’s naturally aspirated 6,5-litre V12 with a 48 V supercapacitor which boasts a combined power output of 600 kW and 720 N.m of torque which is distributed to a permanent all-wheel drive system. With this and a claimed dry mass of 1595 kg, the supercar boasts a 0-100 km/h claimed time of 2,8 seconds, 0-200 km/h of 8,6 seconds and a top speed of 355 km/h.
Where design is concerned, the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4’s distinctive silhouette displays the essential line running from front to rear, sharp angles and lines and idiosyncratic wedge shape, innovated modern super sports design as well as future Lamborghini models. This car develops the characteristic lines of the Countach’s previous five iterations over nearly 20 years, concentrated into one modern product.
The final outline boasts references to the first LP 500 and LP 400 production version. Giving the LPI 800-4 a distinctive Countach face, inspiration was taken from the Quattrovalvole edition in the assertive lines of the front bonnet with long, low rectangular grille and headlamps, as well as in the wheel arches with their hexagonal theme.
The sharp inclination of the greenhouse adopts the straight lines redolent of the original Countach while a fixed wing has been left out to retain a clean profile.
At the rear, Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 shows off four-strong exhaust tail pipes connected within the carbon fiber rear diffuser. Access for driver and passenger is provided via the infamous scissor doors, first introduced on the Countach and that have become a Lamborghini V12 signature.
The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 will get a production run of 112 units. The number denotes the ‘LP 112’ internal project name used during the original Lamborghini Countach’s development. This special edition model will be delivered from first quarter 2022 to owners worldwide.