In 1971, Lamborghini unveiled the Countach LP 500 at the Geneva Motor Show. Now, 50 years later, Lamborghini is paying homage to the Italian wedge-designed car that set the standard for what a Lamborghini is today. This homage is called the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, a recreation inspired by the original. The Countach LPI 800-4 is a limited-series model featuring the latest drivetrain Lamborghini offers in a nostalgic design. The car’s family resemblance to the original Countach of the 1970s is intentional with horizontal headlights at the front. Based on our opinion, the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 looks a little Aventador-ish on the side profile. However, the rear of the LPI 800-4 is inspired by the later Countach models of the 1980s.
Lamborghini will only be producing 112 examples of the Countach LPI 800-4, making this a special edition. The car’s body is completely made from carbon fiber and its monocoque chassis is also carbon fiber with aluminum front and rear frames. As a result, this V12 retro Lambo tips the scales at 3,516 pounds. The original 1974 Countach LP 400 used a 3.9-liter V12 to produce 370-horsepower. Not bad, until you compared it to the new Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 sporting a 6.5-liter V12 with a 48-volt electric motor producing a combined 803-hp. That means this way-back-machine inspired Lambo can hit zero to 60 in 2.8-seconds and reach a top speed of 221 mph. Standard features include pushrod suspension with adjustable shocks and carbon-ceramic brakes to slow down the raging bull’s electronic all-wheel-drive system.
The lucky select few ordering a Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 will get to choose from a variety of heritage colors like Giallo Countach and Impact White. In addition, optional two-tone color schemes and carbon-fiber trim will also be available, and deliveries are scheduled for early 2022.
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