Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4

A celebration of the Countach’s 50th anniversary, the Countach LPI 800-4 is limited to just 112 units worldwide.

The futuristic design tips its hat to the past, with a host of Countach referencing exterior details and the latest V12 hybrid drivetrain and supercapacitor technology within.

Automobili Lamborghini has taken the covers off the Countach LPI 800-4: a futuristic limited-edition supercar which pays homage to the original Countach’s iconic status as a revolutionary design and technology rule-breaker.

While it’s linage is immediately recognisable from the Countach legacy, the LPI 800-4 embraces the best in hybrid technology to accompany it’s V12 engine, combining internal combustion, electric motors and supercapacitor technology developed for Lamborghini’s Sián.

Lamborghini calls the new supercar a ‘visionary car of the moment’, just as its predecessor was 50 years ago. The Italian carmaker says the LPI 800-4 is testament to the lasting impact of the original Countach design that became the poster car of the 1980s and a symbol of automotive ultra-cool.

The V12 engine of the Countach is as legendary as the design. Mounted longways at the rear together with its forward-cabin layout, the original Countach featured side-mounted radiators from Formula One, paired with a forward-facing gearbox and tubular spaceframe technology.

It was as revolutionary in its approach to sports car engineering as in its astonishing looks, with its engine position chosen for weight distribution and balance and of course, the aspirated twelve cylinders delivering the most emotive top performance.

The Lamborghini V12 6.5-litre engine, outputting 769hp (573kW), is combined with a 48-volt e-motor mounted directly on the gearbox providing a further 24kW for immediate response and increased performance. This is the innovative and unique architecture Lamborghini developed for the Sián, that is the only mild-hybrid technology to create a direct connection between electric motor and wheels, preserving the pure V12 behaviour. The e-motor is powered by a supercapacitor providing three times more power compared to a lithium-ion battery of the same weight.

Moveable air vents produced by state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, and a photochromic roof – changing from solid to transparent at the push of a button – act as a reminder that this car, despite its historic inspiration, is also future-focused.

The number of units to be built denotes the ‘LP 112’ internal project name used during the original Lamborghini Countach’s development.

The Countach LPI 800-4 will be delivered to owners worldwide in early 2022: owners who will feel privileged to drive a piece of automotive history reimagined for the future.

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