Lamborghini recently introduced its extremely special supercar model: Countach LPI 800-4. This is an extremely bold project when Lamborghini decided to “revive” its most impressive legend of the 20th century: the Countach. This car model is known as a turning point for the young supercar brand at that time. It is the angular design with the sharp and sloping front design as well as the scissor door structure that has made the Lamborghini brand famous as well as the car model that “laid the foundation” for the later Lamborghini V12 series such as Diablo, Murcielago or even the most successful V12 model Aventador.

2021 is the year that the Countach car line turns 50 years old and the Countach LPI 800-4 is a tribute to the legend who helped shape the Italian supercar brand from its early days. In essence, the Countach LPI 800-4 is developed based on the Aventador platform combined with modern technologies inherited from the Lamborghini Sian FKP 37. The overall design of the Countach LPI 800-4 is a modernization of the details of past versions of the original Countach, combined with some details inspired by today’s top modern supercars like the Sian.

Even though it is called Countach, the car does not use old parts but is equipped with modern carbon fiber body panels, most of the details are also inherited from the Aventador. An indispensable detail that has made Lamborghini famous in the past 50 years is the characteristic scissor door. The car model is mainly inspired by the Countach LP500 Concept designed by Marcello Gandini in 1971 when he was working for Bertone, then this Concept model was redesigned and marketed as LP400 in 1971. 1974.

Regarding the overall design, the Countach LPI 800-4 has the appearance of a legend when the front hood is designed flat, with a sharp slope at the front of the car. The front of the car and the windshield are designed to seamlessly extend to the rear. Instead of the angular roof lines like on the original Countach, this model has been replaced with soft lines. The rear of the car is simply designed with a layout similar to the first generation Countach and is sloped down to shape. The car’s carbon diffuser is placed in the middle of the exhaust system with four exhaust outlets placed in the center.

The version has a front end design with a familiar trapezoidal hood, trapezoidal horizontal lights instead of the usual modern shaped lights. The flat nose and rectangular horizontal air vents are reminiscent of the 1985 Countach LP5000 QV (Quattrovalvole), one of the more modern developments of the Countach. The car has a set of 5-spoke wheels designed to remind of Countach wheels in the past. This set of wheels measures 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear and is equipped with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.

One of the details that creates an impressive highlight for this version is the air vents on both sides of the car behind the side windows. This detail is inspired by the 1971 Concept prototype. The car’s roof has a trapezoidal glass roofline stretching to the rear engine cover, also bearing the design of the Countach Periscopio.

The car possesses a three-LED taillight system inherited from the Lamborghini Sian combined with a three-part rear design modernized from the original Countach. The car has a carbon fiber diffuser, an exhaust system with four outlets and a sloped and raised rear bumper, revealing the car’s thick tires. The car is equipped with an active rear spoiler that covers the entire rear of the legendary version.

Even though it is based on the Aventador, the interior of the Countach LPI 800-4 is modernized with a series of details as well as the dashboard, door panels and center console of the car taken from the Lamborghini Sian. Lamborghini has added a new 8.4-inch touch center entertainment screen to the car. The car is equipped with the version’s unique “Stile” button. The first car to be launched has a red and black leather interior inspired by Ferruccio’s cool Countach LP 400 S and a Bianco Siderale exterior color.

Countach LPI 800-4 shares its platform with the Sian FKP 37 that was launched in 2019. Besides the carbon fiber monocoque frame, this impressive car also uses the same V12 mild hybrid engine with the same horsepower. Combined power up to 803 horsepower with all-wheel drive system. This output power level is only about 4 horsepower less than its “predecessor” Lamborghini Sian. More specifically, the Countach LPI 800-4 has a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated longitudinal (LP) V12 engine capable of producing 769 horsepower combined with a 48 Volt electric motor that produces an additional 34 horsepower. horsepower is inside a 7-speed automatic manual transmission.

The car is set up similarly to the Sian with energy from the regenerative braking system stored in a supercapacitor that is lighter than a traditional lithium-ion battery. Lamborghini announced the acceleration of the Countach LPI 800-4 from 0 – 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds, 0-200 km/h in just 8.6 seconds and the maximum speed the car can reach at 355 km/h.

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 was unveiled at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering in the US and will be produced in a limited run of 112 units. The Italian car brand is expected to deliver to the first customers in the first quarter of 2022. Currently, the price of this special supercar has not been announced but it is certain to be able to “buy” one. For a special car like the Countach LPI 800-4, the price the buyer has to pay will not be cheap.

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