In August twenty-first at the American exhibition “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering” the premiere of the limited supercar Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 took place. From the name of the new item it is not difficult to guess that it was developed in honor of the legendary Countach, which, by the way, is just turning 50 years old.
The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 itself is based on the Aventador model and has an original carbon fiber body, the design of which is intended to resemble the classic model.
Like other modern cars of the Italian brand, the novelty has a sharp and angular design. Plus, it has branded scissor doors that first appeared on the Countach.
The supercar presented in front attracts attention with trapezoidal headlights and the same air intakes. By design, these design elements are intended to resemble one of the later modifications of the 1985 LP5000 QV.
Considering the model in profile, one cannot fail to note the large side air intakes. The Italians “spied” such a decision on the final Countach 25th Anniversary 1998.
In turn, the slots behind the side windows are already a reference to the 1971 prototype. The latter is also reminiscent of the shape of the roof and rear window.
Note that the two-door has hexagonal wheel arches, which flaunt 20- and 21-inch retro wheels at the front and rear, respectively. The latter are shod with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.
At the stern of the limited Countach LPI 800-4 headlights are installed with three hexagonal LED-elements (the same ones are on the modern Lamborghini Sian). The stern is also notable for a carbon diffuser and four round exhaust pipes.
But there is no wing on the modern version of the coupe, and the developers do not talk about the active aerodynamics of the car, but, apparently, the car still has a retractable rear spoiler.
The cabin of the modern Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 has the seats and steering wheel from Aventador while the door cards, dashboard and center console here are from Sian. At the same time, the brand’s designers changed the shape of the ventilation deflectors, making them look like the classic Countach.
The presented two-door boasts a new 8.4-inch touchscreen of the multimedia system, but from the side the latter looks like on Sian. Plus, there is a “Stile” button in the cabin, when pressed, the presentation of the car for the driver and passenger starts.
Note that the public was presented with a copy of the model with a white body paint “Bianco Siderale” and a red and black leather interior, but the Italians said that each client will be able to personalize the car specifically for himself.
For example, a wide palette of classic body shades is declared for the model, as well as four options for the configuration of the interior with the ability to choose the color of the stitching and certain floor mats.
Although the new Lamborghini Counter LPI 800-4 is based on the Aventador, the technical solutions are used here from the Sian FKP 37. In particular, the supercar has the same carbon monocoque and soft hybrid power plant.
The all-wheel drive coupe is powered by a hybrid installation, although the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine is slightly derated here and produces 780 hp. (- 4). It works in conjunction with a seven-band robot, which has a built-in 48-volt electric motor for 34 “horses”.
As in the case of Xian, a supercapacitor is responsible for powering the electric motor. The total recoil of such an installation reaches 814 “mares”, while it takes only 2.8 seconds to accelerate from zero to a hundred of the model.
The new Countach takes the 200 km / h bar 8.6 seconds after the start, its speed limit reaches 355 km / h. Thus, in terms of dynamics, it is in no way inferior to both the fresh Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae and the aforementioned Sian FKP 37.
It is known that the Italians will release only 112 of these cars, but the price tag for the model has not yet been disclosed. The vehicles will begin shipping to their first customers in the first quarter of 2022.