The very first Lamborghini Countach prototype debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971. Now celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary model, Lamborghini is launching the Countach LPI 800-4, marrying the classic car’s iconic design and engineering with the latest technology.
The Countach’s distinctive silhouette – straight lines, sharp angles, and the unusual wedge – makes it the poster car of the era. The new Countach LPI 800-4’s outline references the LP 400 production version, with an aggressive front bonnet, plus long and low rectangular grille and headlights. The inverted wedge shape at the rear is instantly recognisable and is highlighted by quad exhaust pipes, specially designed rear light clusters and a carbon fibre rear diffuser. Lamborghini’s signature scissor doors were first seen on the original Countach, and the tradition is of course carried through to the Countach LPI 800-4.
With the monocoque chassis and all body panels made in carbon fibre, the Countach LPI 800-4 has a dry weight of 1,595 kg. The drivetrain of the new car uses hybrid technology, with the 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine combined with an electric motor. A total power of 803 hp (hence the 800 in the name) is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed gearbox. 0-100 km/h acceleration can be completed in 2.8 seconds, and it only takes 8.6 seconds to hit 200 km/h before reaching the 355 km/h top speed.
Production of the Countach LPI 800-4 is limited to just 112 examples and delivery will begin from the first quarter of 2022.