”Inspired by the past, made for the future…” Lamborghini
It’s been said that the two biggest wall pinups from the 70’s and 80’s were Farrah Fawcett and the Lamborghini Countach, and it’s really a tossup as to which was bigger. I’m guessing Farrah, but bravo to the young men that stuck those posters side by side.
Five decades after the release of the original Countach unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini again made headlines with the small batch production of the resurrected Countach, the LPI 800-4. Unveiled in 1971, the Countach was the ultra-exotic of the day, and now Lamborghini is trading on that famous model to again make headlines with the new Countach LPI 800-4. The limited run is confined to 112 of this new hybrid, and no, I wasn’t in the meeting when they voted to build only 112, so asking me is a waste of time.
Bringing back a name from the past has become commonplace in the exotic car world, but Countach has a special significance to sports car enthusiasts as the car that defined what an exotic should look and sound like.
Countach LPI 800-4 has a 6.5-litre V12, the same engine powering the Sian, which is the same motor in the gasoline-only Aventador. Adding to all that grunt, the LPI 800 is assisted by a 48 volt electric motor to produce 803 HP in total. Lamborghini quotes 0-60 times of 2.8 seconds with +200 MPH top speed, bringing it in line with, lets say, a 2023 Corvette.
Drop me an email if you think this car is 1.wrongly named, 2.doesn’t look quite right, or 3.is another ridiculously expensive limited series, as each of the 112 Countach LPI 800-4’s is going to set you back around $2.7 million, and the run was sold out before the public heard rumors of its construction.
As a limited-series hybrid supercar, Lamborghini wastes no time in its promise toward eventually electrifying the fleet, starting with the LPI 800-4 sporting both conventional V12 power and electrification.
Some are calling the LPI 800 a breath of fresh air, which it’s not. Rather, this car is intended as a placeholder until gasoline engines are no longer part of Lamborghini’s line-up.
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