Lamborghini is reviving its 80s icon Countach (pronounced Kuhntaasch). 50 years after the presentation of the first study of the legendary series, the new edition called Countach LPI 800-4 has now celebrated its world premiere as part of the classic motorsport event “The Quail” on Pebble Beach in California. The Italians only want to build 112 copies of the more than 800 hp super wedge.
In essence, the new Countach is also a new edition of the hybrid sports car Sián, which was presented for the first time in 2019. Like this, the Neo-Countach is also powered by a 780 PS 6.5-liter V12 petrol engine, which is supported by a 48-volt electric motor with 25 kW / 34 PS. Thanks to all-wheel drive, the 1.6-ton carbon bolide should sprint from standstill to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds, with a maximum of 355 km / h.
Compared to the Sián, the Countach LPI 800-4 offers a much more functional design, which also cites the historical model in several places. These include cooling fins behind the side windows, an additional kink in the rear wheel arch or the rectangular headlight units. The NACA air inlets in the sides and doors, the two double-barreled tailpipes or the rear without spoiler and tail unit also cite the old Countach. If you order its new edition, you can choose between various modern colors, but also various historical paintwork – such as a Giallo Countach or Verde Medio – for the exterior paintwork.
Lamborghini wants to deliver the first new Countach from the first quarter of 2022. The Italians do not name prices, but they should be based on the level of the Sián, which cost well over two million euros.