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Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 – reborn legend

Super product honors one of the historical icons of the Italian supercar company, limited to 112 units.

After 30 years, Lamborghini revived the supercar model that made its name, a super product called Countach LPI 800-4. Supercar special edition launched at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering (USA), the main event of Monterey Car Week.

Countach’s 50th anniversary super product is limited to 112 pieces. Explaining this limited amount, Lamborghini said, the number 112 is the project name “LP 112” used during the development of the original Countach.

The Countach LPI 800-4 honors the original design while using modern technology taken from the Sián supercar, based on the Lamborghini Aventador. The newly designed carbon fiber body evokes the Countach storyline spanning two decades from 1971-1990.

The front fascia with trapezoidal headlights, flat nose and air vents is reminiscent of the Countach LP500 prototype designed by Marcello Gandini in 1971. While the side vents are reminiscent of the Countach LP400 from 1974 and the scissor door symbolic love.

Hexagonal wheel arches combine with a pair of 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels, to create a “telephone” style of the 1980s. Carbon-ceramic brakes come standard and Pirelli P Zero Corsa sports tires. .

The LED taillights are designed with 3 hexagons, borrowed from Sián, the aggressive carbon fiber rear diffuser with 4 exhaust pipes, the rear bumper is cut short to reveal many tire surfaces. Lamborghini does not disclose the active aerodynamics of the Countach LPI 800-4.

The new Countach shares the platform with the Sián launched in 2019, besides the carbon fiber monocoque and uses the same V12 mild hybrid engine with a reduced capacity of 4 horsepower, at 803 horsepower, 4-wheel drive, True to the name 800-4.

More specifically, the naturally aspirated 6.5 V12 engine placed vertically has a capacity of 769 horsepower, combined with a 48 V electric motor with a capacity of 34 horsepower inside a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Like the Sián, the energy from the regenerative braking system is stored in a supercapacitor that is lighter than a traditional lithium-ion battery.

The Italian supercar company announced the acceleration time from 0-100 km / h is only 2.8 seconds, from 0-200 km / h in 8.6 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 355 km / h. This speed is on par with the Sián and Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae.

Countach LPI 800-4 super product launched in the US.  Photo: Lamborghini

Countach LPI 800-4 super product launched in the US. Photo: Lamborghini

In the cabin, the steering wheel and seats are from the Aventador, but the center console and dashboard are borrowed from the Sián. To differentiate Countach LPI 800-4, Lamborghini engineers designed new air vents and some leather trim. The new supercar is fitted with an 8.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system.

The launch special edition features a red and black leather interior, inspired by the Countach LP400 S. In addition, customers can choose from four interior configurations, plus colors for the carpet and ceiling. and decorative stitches.

As planned, the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 will be delivered to the first customer in early 2022, the price has not been disclosed. The Italian supercar maker said that the LPI 800-4 could be the last supercar model based on the Aventador’s monolithic architecture, as a new generation supercar model will soon be available, which can be fitted with a plug-in powertrain. hybrid according to the company’s strategy.

Minh Vu


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