It's an absolute shame that just 112 units of the gorgeous 2021 Lamborghini Countach will ever see the light of day!
One of the most revered names in automotive history, which gave birth to some of the finest bedroom wall posters ever, is reborn in the modern era.
Just a few days back, Lamborghini revealed teasers of a brand-new Countach (a nameplate that's celebrating its 50th anniversary), and like any automotive fanatic, we started waiting for it with bated breath. And the moment is finally here, as Lamborghini has revealed the new Countach LPI 800-4 at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering.
What makes the Countach really special is that it's the first nameplate in the storied brand's history to have made a comeback. Not to mention, it's also one of the most influential models in terms of Lamborghini's design DNA – the infamous scissor doors that have gone on to become a Lamborghini V12 signature have also made their debut on the Countach!
Of course, it also continues to house the famed V12 heart. Powering the Countach LPI 800-4 is Lamborghini's 6.5-litre V12, which develops 769bhp. However, the Countach also features the Sian's mild-hybrid tech (hence the 'I' in the name), so an additional 34bhp from a 48V e-motor mounted directly on the gearbox takes the total power output up to a staggering 803bhp (the figure is rounded off to 800 in the moniker). The e-motor draws its power from a supercapacitor, which is three times more powerful compared to a lithium-ion battery of the same weight.
Combine these figures with permanent all-wheel-drive, and the LPI 800-4's peak performance results in a 0 – 100 km/h time of just 2.8 seconds, a 0 – 200 km/h run in just 8.6 seconds, and a top speed of 355 km/h. The all-carbon fibre body and chassis exhibit the brilliance of the new Countach's 21st-century engineering and give it a dry weight of just 1,595kgs!
Now, all this might sound nothing but exquisite. So, here's something to dial it down a bit. Only 112 units of the Countach LPI 800-4 will ever be produced (the figure denotes the ‘LP 112’ internal project name that was used during the original Lamborghini Countach’s development). Deliveries to the privileged few will begin from Q1 2022.