The Lamborghini Countach Is Back! A Homage To Its Bold 1970s Style

The Countach LPI 800-4 has just been unveiled at The Quail, USA. It is a rare and exotic car in Bianco Siderale with hints of pearlescent blue that are reminiscent of Ferruccio Lamborghini's own Countach LP 400S, complete with red and black leather heritage interior. The Countach LPI 800-4 is a futuristic limited edition paying homage to the Countach's iconic status.

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

This is not just any supercar; The Countach has become an iconic symbol for being revolutionary in both engineering innovation and style. Originally designed by Marcello Gandini from 1971 to 1973 as the successor to the Miura, it was built with new materials like plastic on some panels which were uncommon at that time for cars. But this allowed it to keep its weight low while having excellent aerodynamics because of a small frontal area.

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

The Countach LPI 800-4 is the latest in a long line of Lamborghini cars. With its puristic lines, it's recognizable from their legacy and design as one of the patriarchs for modern super sports cars and Lamborghinis. The car has a naturally-aspirated V12 engine combined with hybrid technology to give you that authentic driving experience infused with future tech innovation - all in this new model!

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

The Lamborghini LPI 800-4 combines maximum power from its aspirated power plant and electric motor to deliver a peak performance of 0-100 km/h acceleration in 2.8 seconds, a 0-200km/h time of 8.6 seconds with the top speed reaching 355 kilometers per hour!

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

The Countach LPI 800-4 is the patriarch of modern super sports car design. The name, a fitting expression of surprise and wonder in Piedmontese dialect and pronounced ‘Coon-tach', is one of very few Lamborghini model names not connected to bulls. It's an apt expression for this high-performance machine that has become synonymous with lifestyle cool since its release in 1974.

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

Design

The Countach is a supercar that has captured the hearts of many, not just with its design but also because it was so ahead of its time. The Countach's iconic silhouette is recreated in this latest installment, with the essential line running from front to rear and sharp angles. The greenhouse is angled in a way that resembles the original Countach, with clean lines for an imposing and powerful appearance.

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

The Countach is a supercar without limits. The designers push the boundaries of design and engineering with every part, from its iconic shape to aerodynamic features like NACA air intakes. The distinctive air intakes are cut into the side and doors of this supercar while Periscopio lines run through its roof to the rear. As a tribute to the 1980s, engineers at Lamborghini have fitted Countach LPI 800-4 with 20" (front) and 21" (rear) wheels in "telephone-style. They are also outfitted with carbon-ceramic brake discs and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

The rear of the Countach LPI 800-4 is immediately recognizable from its distinctive inverted wedge shape, with a lower, sleeker line and "hexagonita" design shaping three-unit light clusters. The LPI sports four strong tailpipes connected in the carbon fiber rear diffuser. For driver and passenger access, it's of course those classic scissor doors which have become synonymous with not just Lambos but also Italian design at its finest.

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

The interior of the Lamborghini Countach is a classic example of refined luxury. The leather features geometric stitching and sports an optimistic square motif that harkens back to the 70s design. The Navigator driving experience includes an 8.4" HDMI center touchscreen that has been uniquely designed to manage car controls including connectivity and Apple CarPlay.

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

This unique feature also contains a button entitled ‘Stile,' which stands for Design: when pressed it provides its privileged audience with information about Countach's design philosophy. The final outline of the Countach LPI 800-4 takes inspiration from its predecessors, such as the LP 500 and LP 400 production. In contrast to other supercars in its class, there's no "frumpiness" on this beauty - like all great Italian designers know how to do their best work when they're not being constrained by too many rules. The LPI 800-4 also innovates modern supersport design and the sleek lines and sharp angles make it an unmistakable Lamborghini model.

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

Performance

The Countach's V12 engine is as legendary and iconic as its design. The original model featured a forward-facing gearbox, side-mounted radiators from Formula One, and tubular spaceframe technology; the combination of which delivered astonishing elegance while also being revolutionary in engineering with weight distribution for both balance and performance in mind.

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

The Countach LPI 800-4 features a V12 6.5-litre engine, outputting 769.3bhp. The engine is combined with a 48-volt e-motor mounted directly on the gearbox providing a further 33.53bhp for immediate response and increased performance: its innovative and unique architecture preserves pure V12 behavior while still being able to harness power from an electric motor efficiently enough.

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

The Countach LPI 800-4 is a supercar that has been designed for speed and style. It's lightweight, but it can still provide the structural integrity of most other cars in its class with an incredibly low weight to power ratio and this makes it one of the lightest modern production vehicles ever made! It provides a lightweight solution with its carbon fiber body panels, while also giving you optimal torsional stiffness for an unmatched performance experience! The exterior features in visible carbon fiber can be found on the front splitter, around the window, and wing mirrors to air intakes at engine bonnet cover as well as the rocker panel area.

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

The Countach LPI 800-4 design is a true example of the next generation. It features moveable air vents produced by state-of-the-art 3D printing technology and photocromatic roof that changes from solid to transparent with one button push.

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

Colours

The Countach LPI 800-4 provides a range of paint options for owners to make their Countach uniquely theirs. If you choose from one of the iconic colors like Impact White or Giallo Countach, then your "Coon-tach" will be bright and hard not to miss on any road; alternatively if you want something more in style with today's trends there are metallic paints such as Viola Pasifae and Blu Uranus available.

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

Delivery

The Countach is a Lamborghini that symbolizes the excess of 1980s culture. The original, produced in 112 units and called LP112 internally during its development, has been reimagined with new technology for modern times: LPI 800-4. This supercar will be delivered to owners worldwide from the first quarter 2022 onward!

Lamborghini Countach Unveiled: Limited Edition Homage To The 1970s Legend

Thoughts on the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4

While the Lamborghini Countach may be a thing of the past, it's back again in limited edition form. The Countach LPI 800-4 pays respect to its past with an eye towards the future and is an homage to the car that was once sold as "the most extreme supercar ever made." It features a V12 engine with four turbochargers and 700 horsepower on tap (way ahead for a car from that era). We love that the "Coon-tach" is back! What do you think about this new release?

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Article Published On: Saturday, August 14, 2021, 22:28 [IST]
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