50 years ago, Lamborghini launched a concept study called the LP500. Three years later, the last production version will see the light of day, the Countach. Classic born.
Five decades later, the company, dedicated exclusively to exotic racing cars, has a modern interpretation of the model that will always bear the same name.
We talked to you about this a few days ago; Here is finally the new Lamborghini Countach, which was unveiled today on the California side.
This time, we should refer to the model as the Countach LPI 800-4. It debuted at the Quail, one of the most prestigious events held as part of the motoring activities of the Pebble Beach Rally.
Unsurprisingly, the modern Countach sits on the Aventador’s chassis. As we hypothetically suggested earlier this week, it has a hybrid powertrain, very similar to the 2019 Cyan. Peak horsepower here is 803 hp, which is slightly lower than the 807 benchmarks released by Sian.
Either way, there’s a small electric motor integrated into the transmission, added to give the 6.5-liter Lamborghini V12 a boost. The latter alone develops 770 horsepower here. The electric motor supports only conventional mechanics at speeds up to 130 km / h, but restores energy when braking. This is stored in a super capacitor instead of a conventional battery. Power is transmitted to all four wheels.
As for the 0-100 km / h, we are talking about 2.8 seconds, one more time than … respectable. In fact, with this type of race car we should now be referring to 0-200 mph. It spins here in 8.6 seconds at a speed of 221 mph, or 356 km/h.
At this speed on our roads the car and its owner are impounded in sheet metal. Joking aside, we agree we’re talking about a monster that could be best exploited in the circuit.
Far from the orgy of performance characters, what pleases most is the design. The latter really represents a modern interpretation of the original creation. We’re closer to the concept that was unveiled in 1971 at the Geneva Motor Show.
Fifty years worth celebrating.
As for production, if you can buy one, know that only 112 copies will be marketed. The number indicates the model designation (LP112) used during the development of the first Kontach.
Deliveries are expected to begin in early 2022.
Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Pictures
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