Automobili Lamborghini recently revealed the Countach LPI 800-4 which is a futuristic limited edition to honor the iconic status of the Countach due to its revolutionary design, cutting-edge technology, recreating it for the 21st century.

The pure lines were clearly a nod to the Countach tradition, who pioneered the modern super sports cars and the Lamborghini design. The Lamborghini’s hybrid supercapacitor technology matched with an aspirated V12 engine gives the Countach LPI 800-4 the unmatched V12 experience. The Longitunidale Posteriore (LP) mounted powerplant and the hybrid (I) technology developed for the Sián gives it its distinct sound. Its maximum combined power is 814 cv round to 800 for its name, the electric motor (34 cv), and aspirated powerplant (780 cv) along with its permanent four-wheel drive transmission, allows the LPI 800-4 to provide the best Lamborghini performance as it can accelerate from 0-100 kph in just 2.8 seconds, in 8.6-seconds it can go from 0-200, with a top speed of 355 kph.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4

Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann shared, “The Countach LPI 800-4 is a visionary car of the moment, just as its forerunner was. 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. 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.”

Countach – the pioneer in modern super sports car design

With one look, it is easy to see the influence of the Countach on the LPI 800-4, and it is a testament to the influence of the original Countach design that was seen in countless walls and posters in the 1980s making it an icon of automotive. The name Countach is derived from the Piedmontese dialect to mean an expression of wonder and surprise and it is interesting to note that the Countach is one of the few models that did not follow the Lamborghini naming convention of connecting them to bull names.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4

Head of Centro Stile Mitja Borkert shared, “The first Countach has been present in our Centro Stile as a model for some years now. Whenever I look at it, it gives me goose bumps and it serves as the perfect reminder for me and the entire design team to design every future Lamborghini in a visionary and futuristic way. This is an unnegotiable part of our DNA, the essence if you so will. The first Countach shaped the Lamborghini design DNA like no other car; the new Countach translates that unconventional and edgy character into the future.”

The unique silhouette of the Countach have an essential line that goes from the front to the rear, with sharp angles and lines, and a distinguishing wedge shape, really changed the how modern super sports cars are designed, most especially for future Lamborghini models. The Countach LPI 800-4 built on the 20-year design history of the Countach and its five models, adding their legacy to iconic automotive design.

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By: Reggie Sison
Title: A Closer Look at the Newly Launched Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4
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Published Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 07:39:13 +0000




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