After 50 Years The Lamborghini Countach Returns, But Not as You’d Expect

The new Countach features a fully aspirated V12 engine in addition to a 48V electric motor.

Lamborghini finally showcased to the world its new Countach LPI 800-4, a modernized, limited-edition supercar that pays homage to one of the most beloved whips in automobile history.

“The Countach LPI 800-4 is a visionary car of the moment, just as its forerunner was, “[The car] pays homage to this Lamborghini legacy but it is not retrospective: it imagines how the iconic Countach of the 70s and 80s might have evolved into an elite super sports model of this decade.”– Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann

Released to honor the 50th anniversary of first Countach, the Countach LPI 800-4, with LPI standing for Longitudinale Posteriore Ibrido, or Longitudinal Posterior Hybrid, features a seriously equipped V12 engine paired with a 48V electric motor, which gives the new Countach the same engine growl that came with the original for the purists out there. With 802 hourses under the hood stemming from its aspirated powerplant and electric motor to its four-wheel drive transmission, the new Countach has a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds, a 0-124 mph time of 8.6 seconds with a speed of 221 mph. Jeeez.

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The car features a set chassis made primarily of carbon fiber. This same carbon fiber also comes featured on many of the components, such as the front splitter, engine bonnet cover intakes, rocker panels and lining the front and side-view mirrors. Lamborghini used 3D-printing technology to create movable air vents, while using a forward thinking “photochromatic” roof with the ability to shift between solid and transparent viewing with one button.

Lamborghini will only make 112 of these beauties, the Countach LPI 800-4. They have yet to disclosed a price point, although deliveries are slated to begin in the first quarter of 2022. You can take a detailed look at the images in the gallery above and check out the intro video below. Lastly, for more automotive news, Hennessey Performance Give the Shelby Mustang GT500, 1000 Extra Horses.