The reboot of the original Lamborghini Countach, dubbed the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, was revealed in August 2021. Recently, we noted that BBC’s Top Gear took it on a drive through the historic Stelvio Pass. I don’t know whether to admire the picturesque mountain pass or the beautiful reborn supercar. Both are gorgeous!
The LPI 800-4 features a carbon fiber monocoque with aluminum front and rear, and a full exterior body and interior in carbon fiber. The reborn icon is powered by a V12 hybrid engine with a 48 v electric motor and supercapacitor technology developed for the Lamborghini hybrid supercar, Sián.
The naturally aspirated 6.5L powerplant at the rear produces 780 cv (769 HP) while the electric motor kicks out a modest 34 cv (33.5 HP). The combined 814 cv (802.5 HP) is put to good use on all four wheels, affording it a 0-100 timing of 2.8 seconds, 0-200 in 8.6 seconds, and a top speed of 355 km/h (221 mph).
The look of the car is not quite the legendary Countach’s but you can see a hint of the LP 500 and LP 400 in it. I guess it would be what a Countach would look like if it continued in the raging bull’s portfolio.
The car rolls on 20-inch front and 21-inch rear ‘telephone’-style, wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires, and behind each wheel are carbon ceramic brakes and brake disc, paired with fixed monoblock aluminum calipers (6-pot front, 4 pot rear) to rein the beast in.
Only 112 units were produced, all of which were sold for a grand £2.2 million each, or about 2.65 million American dollars today.
All images courtesy of Automobili Lamborghini.