By Otsile Kadiege
The famous Countach nameplate has returned to the stable of the Italian automaker – Lamborghini. The car maker says, the new Countach boasts a “visionary design” with the original Countach and new Sian styling cues, latest technology and a V12 hybrid engine.
Modern classic exterior design
The new Lamborghini Countach’s distinctive silhouette with 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. The Countach LPI 800-4 develops the characteristic lines of the Countach’s five models over nearly 20 years, concentrated into the purest realization of iconic automotive design.
The final outline of the Countach is pure and uncluttered, with 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 headlights, as well as hexagonal theme wheel arches housing the LPI 800-4’s 20-inch (front) and 21-inch (rear) wheels fitted with carbon ceramic brake discs, and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.
Its rear-end is immediately recognizable from its distinctive inverted wedge shape, with the rear bumper featuring a lower, sleeker line, and the ‘hexagonita’ design shaping the three-unit rear light clusters. The LPI 800-4 sports the four exhaust tail pipes connected within the carbon fiber rear diffuser.
Owners of the Countach LPI 800-4 can choose from a range of heritage exterior paint options, mostly in solid colours, such as the iconic Impact White, Giallo Countach and Verde Medio. Otherwise, the contemporary palette offers modern paintings, mostly metallic colors, such as Viola Pasifae or Blu Uranus.
Modern interior design
Access for driver and passenger is of course via the infamous scissor doors, first introduced on the Countach and that have become a Lamborghini V12 signature. An 8.4-inch HDMI center touchscreen, which is unique to the LPI 800-4, manages car controls including connectivity and Apple CarPlay. It also includes a unique button entitled ‘Stile’ (Design): pressed, it explains the Countach design philosophy to its privileged audience.
V12 hybrid powertrain
Powering the new Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is a uniquely concocted 6.5-litre V12 hybrid engine with a 48V e-motor and supercapacitor technology. The combined system output is 600 kW and 720 Nm. Lamborghini claims the new Countach has a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 355 km/h.
Sadly only 112 units will be built which denotes the ‘LP 112’ internal project name used during the original Lamborghini Countach’s development. The Countach LPI 800-4 will be delivered from first quarter of 2022 to owners worldwide.
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