The New Lamborghini Countach: Electrifying A Legend

There’s power in a name, and Lamborghini knows it. Out of its entire back catalog, perhaps no model has been quite as segment-defining as the Lamborghini Countach. Adorning bedroom walls and the hearts of enthusiasts since the 1970s, the Countach’s impact is undeniable today, as it still manages to inspire cars currently rolling off assembly lines. One such model is the Lamborghini Aventador, which has been in production for 10 years, but not for much longer.

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Throughout its 10-year run, we’ve seen various interpretations of the Aventador platform. From the ultra-rare Veneno to the electrified Sián, the Italian carmaker has repeatedly pushed forward, outdoing itself with its designs, performance, and price tags. However, instead of looking forward for the Aventador’s last hoorah, the carmaker decided to look to the past and revive a legend. 

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Enter the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, an Aventador-based limited edition that revives not only one of the brand’s most important names, but serves as a modern take on a legendary design. In keeping with the Countach’s original design, the LPI 800-4 sports a wedge shape, tapered on both ends. NACA-style ducts serve as both a throwback and a much-needed cooling element. 

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Powering the LPI 800-4 is the Sián’s 769-horsepower 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 assisted by a 33-hp electric motor. The result is a 0-62 mph run of 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 221 mph. Thanks to a dry weight of 3516, the LPI 800-4 is over 100 lb lighter than the Sián, thanks in part to its carbon-fiber body panels.

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Part of a 112-car run with a starting price of $2.64 million, it sold out in less than a week. While this new Countach will undoubtedly spend most of its life tucked away in private collections, it sports a hint at the brand’s electrified future.

This article appeared in our April 2022 issue.

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