POWER (CV) / POWER (KW)MAX. SPEED0-100 km/h
819 CV / 602 kW355 km/h2.8 s

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is one of the most iconic models of the Italian brand, the Countach, that was on sale between 1974 and 1990. This new version, a series limited to 112 units, was presented this past weekend at the Pebble Beach Contest of Elegance in California.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Price

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 has been presented at Pebble Beach as a limited series of 112 units. It is estimated that its price is around 3 million dollars. It is animated by an atmospheric V12 engine that declares 780 hp and an electric motor that adds 34 hp more.

New Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4

It has the latest of the latest technology. Its hybrid system is powered by a 48V battery, has four-wheel drive and steering and active suspensions. According to Lamborghini, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds, from 0 to 200 km / h in 8.6 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 355 km / h. Despite being a hybrid, it declares an empty weight of only 1,595 kilos.

Countach prototype

The great Marcelo Gandini shaped the Lamborghini Countach prototype that was presented in 1971. This year 2021, marks the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the first Countach prototype. The masterpiece that Marcelo Gandini created when he was at Bertone.

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A car is known as Wedge design, from saloon prototypes to streetcars. In addition to this sharp shape worthy of an interstellar spacecraft, it also left everyone speechless by its vertically opening doors. Some doors that years later received the name of Lamborghini type doors.

Sian-style Lamborghini

The rear of the new Countach is very reminiscent of that of the Sian. Not surprisingly, it shares many mechanical components with the latter. The design seeks to make a nod to the original model.

However, it isn’t easy to find a resemblance like that with the naked eye. Yes, there are details of its body that seek to pay homage to the classic, but it seems that it does not quite achieve it. Perhaps it would have made more sense to launch this model as a new Sian-style Lamborghini.

Without going any further, the new Countach and the Sian share many driving components. Even the design of its rear parts is also very similar. Over the years, the brand has launched more ultra-exclusive models in the style of the Centennial or Poison. Why not have it presented with a new name.

Interior & Exterior Look

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 interiro
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Conclusion

Recovering a name like Countach, with all the history and legend behind it, perhaps would have deserved a model more faithful to the original. However, in 2006, the height of neo-retro launches a concept of the new Miura. It was presented in the image of the Miura of the 60s. The result was desirable, reminiscent of the case of the 2005 Ford GT, inspired by the GT40 of the 60s.

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 has some design elements inspired by the various evolutions of the original Countach. So why wasn’t one more proposal in line with that neo-retro Miura in the case of the new Countach?

Lamborghini has announced that 112 units will be made and is rumored to be priced at around $ 3 million. An even more limited series could have been projected at a more exorbitant price and incidentally recover details such as the retractable headlights or that mythical rear wing of the LP400 S, LP500 S, and LP5000 S. Details such as the retractable headlights or the spoiler of the LP400 S, LP500 S, and LP5000 S are missing.