Lamborghini Celebrates Countach Anniversary with Modernized Limited Edition

Lamborghini has unveiled the Countach LPI 800-4: a futuristic limited edition paying homage to the original Countach, the company announced.

With its aspirated V12 engine combined with Lamborghini’s hybrid supercapacitor technology, the Countach LPI 800-4 retains the V12 experience and sound from its Longitudinale Posteriore (LP) mounted powerplant combined with the hybrid technology developed for the Sián. Delivering 814 horsepower as maximum combined power from its aspirated powerplant and electric motor to its permanent four-wheel drive transmission, the LPI 800-4 produces peak Lamborghini performance of 0-60 mph acceleration in just 2.8 seconds, a 0-124 mph in 8.6 seconds and a top speed of 220 mph.

“The Countach LPI 800-4 is a visionary car of the moment, just as its forerunner was,” says Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann. “One of the most important automotive icons, the Countach not only embodies the design and engineering tenet of Lamborghini but represents our philosophy of reinventing boundaries, achieving the unexpected and extraordinary and, most importantly, being the ‘stuff of dreams.’

“The Countach LPI 800-4 pays homage to this Lamborghini legacy, but it is not retrospective: it imagines how the iconic Countach of the 70s and 80s might have evolved into an elite super sports model of this decade,” said Winkelmann. “It upholds the Lamborghini tradition of looking forward, of exploring new design and technology avenues while celebrating the DNA of our brand. It is a Lamborghini that innately expresses the marque’s enduring and emotive power: always inspirational and thrilling to see, hear and most of all drive.”

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is recognizable as the elevated descendant of Countach generations, Lamborghini said, and develops the characteristic lines of the Countach’s five models over nearly 20 years. The final outline references the first LP 500 and LP 400 production version, while also drawing inspiration from the Quattrovalvole edition.

The Lamborghini V12 6.5 liter engine, outputting 780 horsepower, is combined with a 48 volt e-motor mounted directly on the gearbox providing a further 34 horsepower for immediate response and increased performance—architecture Lamborghini developed for Sián. The e-motor is powered by a supercapacitor providing three times more power compared to a lithium-ion battery of the same weight.

The monocoque chassis and all the body panels are in carbon fiber and has a dry weight of 3,516 lbs. Visible exterior carbon fiber features are available in the front splitter, around the front window and wing mirrors, engine cover air intakes and rocker panel and it is always present in specific interior details. The car also utilizes 3D-printed, moveable air vents and a photochromic roof – changing from solid to transparent at the push of a button.

The Countach LPI 800-4 20-inch (front) and 21-inch (rear) wheels are created in the ‘telephone’ style of the 1980s, fitted with carbon-ceramic brake discs and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.

Owners of the exclusive limited edition Countach LPI 800-4 can choose from a range of heritage exterior paint options, mostly in solid colors, such as the Impact White, Giallo Countach and Verde Medio. Otherwise, the contemporary palette offers modern paintings, mostly metallic colors, such as Viola Pasifae or Blu Uranus.

An 8.4-inch HDMI center touchscreen 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 audience.

Produced in a run of 112 units, the number denotes the ‘LP 112’ internal project name used during the original Lamborghini Countach’s development.

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