“The Countach not only embodies the design and engineering tenet of Lamborghini but represents our philosophy of reinventing boundaries,” explains boss Stephan Winkelmann.
The new one is designed and built in such a way as to imagine how the Countach of the 70s and 80s might have evolved. This LPI 800-4 will do 0-62mph in 2.8s, 0-124mph in 8.6s and top out at 221mph!
The monocoque and body panels are all built from carbon fibre, with visible CF on the front splitter, around the front window and wing mirrors, intake covers and rocker panel. Lamborghini dialled into Countach history by deploying ‘telephone’ style wheels, while behind them sit massive carbon ceramics. “A reminder that this car, despite its historic inspiration, is a future automotive screensaver for the 21st century,” Lamborghini says.
Further nods to the 21st century reside in the 3D-printed air vents inside, the photocromatic roof (changing from solid to transparent at the touch of a button), plus an 8.4in HDMI centre touchscreen. Though, there are Seventies motifs stitched onto the “classic and luxurious” leather.
“The Countach was provocative and polarising,” Borkert said, “it made people smile and stare but its infamous recognisability demonstrates the purity of its design legacy. The Countach LPI 800-4 elevates that clarity to a new level, celebrated in an exclusive limited edition to take its place in motoring history,” he added.
Exclusive indeed – just 112 of these LPI 800-4s will be built, delivered from the first part of 2022. And each one will cost... just over 2 million plus local tax…
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