The Countach LPI 800-4, a tribute to Lamborghini’s history.
The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 has been launched by the Sant’Agata Bolognese firm. Stuff to warm the hearts of people who have dedicated the progenitor of this amazing futuristic limited edition to the wall of their room for years. The car was limited to 112 units, an homage to the internal Lamborghini project codenamed “LP 112” during the creation of the original model.
The Countach has been the indisputable icon of Lamborghini for decades, and now, after years of fan competition for models on the market, the House of the Bull commemorates 50 years with the production of a model that encompasses all DNA of the supercar launched in 1971. The same DNA has been passed down to all models that have come after it.
Design in the style of a real Countach.
The lines are distinct and reminiscent of the original model. “Like its ancestor, the Countach LPI 800-4 is a visionary automobile,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Countach is one of the most iconic cars in the world, representing not just Lamborghini’s design and engineering principles, but also our attitude of pushing boundaries, achieving unexpected and amazing outcomes, and, most importantly, inspiring people to dream. The Countach LPI 800-4 pays respect to the Lamborghini lineage, but not in the traditional sense: it imagines how the famous Countach of the 1970s and 1980s may have evolved into an elite, contemporary super sports car model. It maintains Lamborghini’s heritage of looking to the future and exploring new design and technological paths, while paying tribute to the brand’s DNA. It’s a Lamborghini with the intrinsic ability to reflect the brand’s consistent and emotional strength, a constant source of inspiration and, above all, thrilling to the sight, ear, and driver.”
The new supercar’s distinctive profile, with vital lines running through it from front to back, the sharp angles, decisive lines, and wedge-shaped bodywork, is unheard of in comparison to current models, but Lamborghini can afford it. And in what way. The Countach LPI 800-4 builds on the distinctive lines of the five previous models, which were developed over nearly two decades with the goal of creating an iconic automobile design.
The final profile is simple and straightforward, with nods to the original, the LP 500, or the LP 400. The front end of the LPI 800-4 is inspired by the Four-Valve version of the Countach, as evidenced by the aggressive lines of the front hood, which include a tall, low rectangular grille and headlights, as well as the hexagonal wheel arches. Along with the powerful, sleek lines that traverse the length of the car, the sharply sloped cabin profile reflects the original Countach. The airscoops are harmoniously integrated into the strong shoulders of the car, embellished by the typical Countach lamellar grilles. There is no aileron by choice to enhance the purity of the rear area, while the airscoops are harmoniously integrated into the strong shoulders of the car, embellished by the typical Countach lamellar grilles.
The Countach LPI 800-4’s inverted wedge shape, lowered and sleeker bumper line and hexagonal design of the three light clusters distinguish it in the back. The four Countach exhaust tailpipes, which are joined inside the carbon fiber diffuser, are exhilarating. The famous scissor doors, which were originally seen on the Countach and have become a trademark of the Lamborghini V12, provide access for both driver and passenger.
Inside, the impression of sportiness is immediately apparent thanks to the four variations accessible to customers: Unicolor, Bicolor, and a variety of specific colors for the interior trim (five colors), ceiling, and stitching. A stunning 8.4′′ center HDMI touchscreen designed particularly for the LPI 800-4 is used to control the vehicle. The infotainment system reveals Countach’s design philosophy to its privileged audience by pushing the never-before-seen “Style” (Design) button.
The Countach LPI 800-4 is powered by Lamborghini’s 6.5-liter V12 engine, which produces 780 horsepower and is paired with a 48-volt electric motor mounted directly on the gearbox, which provides an additional 34 horsepower for improved reaction and performance.
This is the Sián’s innovative and one-of-a-kind architecture, the only mild hybrid technology that makes a direct link between the electric motor and the wheels while keeping the V12’s behavior untouched. A super capacitor powers the electric motor, providing three times the power of a lithium-ion battery of the same weight.
“The team of engineers that created the original Countach foresaw Lamborghini’s cutting-edge technical approach, generating incredible improvements and offering the finest performance conceivable in a production car,” says Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini’s Chief Technical Officer. “This spirit pervades Lamborghini’s research and development, and the results are clear: the LPI 800-4’s cutting-edge hybrid technology, as well as the driving exhilaration and great performance you’d expect from a top-of-the-line V12-powered Lamborghini.”