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Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 roars into action

By Stephen Turvil | August 20, 2021

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New Countach LPI 800-4 supercar pays tribute to its classic predecessor in the best possible style.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 roars into action

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 has a mission. Its task is to pay homage to one of the most fearsome, ferocious, and recognised supercars of the 70s: the Countach. And now is the perfect time. The Countach is now celebrating its 50th birthday and still making motorists go weak at the knees. It is still held in the highest regard. It is still loved, coveted, and admired – and somewhat feared.

Styling

Lamborghini Countach 1981

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 needs specific strengths to properly pay tribute to such a predecessor. And it has them. The styling is ‘very Countach’, for starters. Familiar traits include scissor doors that open up, then forward. The profile, sharp lines, and pointy bonnet are familiar too. The family resemblance is uncanny.

Nonetheless, the newcomer is not a mere copy of its predecessor. It is an evolution for the modern age. Think father and son rather than identical twins. Modern extras include the photochromic roof that changes from a solid colour to transparent at the touch of a button. It complements the enormous modern wheels that showcase the brake discs, the colourful callipers, and the 3D printed interior air vents.

Hybrid power

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is also modern under its carbon fibre bodywork. It is a hybrid. Power comes from a 6.5 litre, V12, petrol engine that is mounted in its centre and boosted by a 48V electric motor. In total, this supercar has 819PS so performance is ‘spirited’. It hits 62mph in 2.8 seconds and the top speed is 220mph. 

All-wheel drive and steering

The supercar has other strengths. Highlights include all-wheel drive that maximises traction. It complements four-wheel steering that provides ‘greater agility at low speeds’ and ‘optimum stability’ at higher speeds, the manufacturer explained. There is also active suspension that gets softer or stiffer to suit the road conditions. 

Lamborghini Countach 1983

Gearbox and brakes

The LPI 800-4’s transmission is a seven-speed that operates via paddles behind the steering wheel. The shift characteristics can be adjusted to suit by engaging a favoured drive mode. And naturally, there are powerful brakes to stop the car. The system includes a vacuum booster, six-cylinder callipers, and four cylinder callipers. The vehicle’s interior is striking, too. It is futuristic and stylish. 

Exclusive

New Lamborghini Countach

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is an exclusive car that will rarely been seen on the road. Only 112 will be built and rumours suggest every one has been sold. It is ‘inspired by the past and made the for future’, the manufacture said. What a tribute to the Countach. 

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