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New Countach LPI 800-4 limited edition celebrates 50 years since Gandini’s original, and first deliveries aren’t far away

The Countach LPI 800-4 marks 50 years since the launch of the original design, and Lamborghini has paired it with its predecessors on the open road -

New Countach LPI 800-4 limited edition celebrates 50 years since Gandini’s original, and first deliveries aren’t far away

Countach? It’s a risky exercise, as more than just being an icon for Lamborghini, it’s also the car that arguably defined the notion of a bedroom wall poster supercar. Yet it’s a path Lambo has decided to tread in revealing the limited-run Countach LPI 800-4, itself a celebration of 50 years since the original Countach concept first stunned the crowds at the 1971 Geneva motor show.

Before Lamborghini hands first examples to their lucky buyers in the coming months, images have surfaced of the model out on public roads for the very first time. Being a celebration of the Countach design, the model was joined by both the first and final iterations of the original; the Countach LP 400 and Countach 25th Anniversary.

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Does the new Countach have a hidden rear wing? The bodywork looks like there could be one but I havent seen a photo of it activated. Does look kinda awesome! Amazing how the true Countach still looks sensational and pisses all over the reinterpretation. No wonder Gandini was pissed 😂 Now fest your eyes on a real Countach. Not an Aventador parts bin special countach lamborghini

Looks like something out of GTAOnline Lamborghini I think that’s my next car. I don't get the hate for this - I'd happily own one I'm not a big fan of Lamborghini but this I love Which would you have? 💚🤍🗯 Gandini wrote an open letter condemning this car and disassociating himself from it entirely. Like, just think about that. Such a piss poor money grab.

Hmmmm. Side by side, the original’s awesomeness simply reveals how lame the new one is. 😕

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Does Look Better On The Road (Video + Gallery) | CarscoopsThe limited-production supercar hit the road for the first time accompanied by the Countach LP 400 and the Countach 25th Anniversary

You mean the new Aventador parts bin special. It’s no Countach

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 hits public roads for the first time | AutocarThe recently revived Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 has been driven on public roads for the first time ahead of customer deliveries Wow this beauty would look so nice with a wing ! I saw one few days ago with a VictorRacingInc wing. It was looking fabulous

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Does Look Better On The Road (Video + Gallery) | CarscoopsThe limited-production supercar hit the road for the first time accompanied by the Countach LP 400 and the Countach 25th Anniversary

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Lamborghini Countach? It’s a risky exercise, as more than just being an icon for Lamborghini, it’s also the car that arguably defined the notion of a bedroom wall poster supercar.Countach LPI 800-4 ‘s first outing on public roads.Read our review Back to top It's the"only mild-hybrid technology to create a direct connection between electric motor and wheels", according to Lamborghini, and is used to smooth out the acceleration curve, provide a subtle power boost at the driver's discretion and motive assistance in low-speed manoeuvres.Countach LPI 800-4 ‘s first outing on public roads.

Yet it’s a path Lambo has decided to tread in revealing the limited-run Countach LPI 800-4, itself a celebration of 50 years since the original Countach concept first stunned the crowds at the 1971 Geneva motor show. Before Lamborghini hands first examples to their lucky buyers in the coming months, images have surfaced of the model out on public roads for the very first time. Last month, Lamborghini showed us images of the LPI 800-4 with the unique Countach LP500 Reconstruction but this is the first time we see the supercar in dynamic shots. Being a celebration of the Countach design, the model was joined by both the first and final iterations of the original; the Countach LP 400 and Countach 25th Anniversary.  The front end is where the most obvious changes have been made, with the Aventador's aggressive visage making way for a cleaner, less cluttered look with simple, near-rectangular headlights and a clearly defined bonnet. > High-riding Lamborghini Huracàn Sterrato spied cold weather testing Powertrain and performance The new Countach will be limited to 112 units as one of Lamborghini’s ‘few-of’ models in a similar fashion to the Sián . The original 1974 Countach LP400 has the simplest form, while the final 1988 Countach 25th Anniversary adopts extensive aero components. The chassis and powertrain are derived from that same car, with the body constructed on a carbonfibre monocoque with aluminium subframes at either end supporting the suspension and axles. Read Also: Most Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Buyers Already Own An Original Countach The photos were taken in the Italian countryside which looks like the ideal scenery to experience the driving characteristics of the hybrid raging bull.

The new Countach also utilises the same naturally-aspirated 6. Mind you, the supercar that is based on the Aventador’s carbon-fiber monocoque chassis is fitted with a naturally aspirated 6. Advertisement Back to top There's a more subtle historical reference up top: a clearly defined recess running the length of the roof is a nod to the innovative 'periscopa' rear-view mirror that was fitted to early Countach models.5-litre V12 engine assisted by a compact electric motor. Together the powertrain’s total power output is 803bhp, with 32bhp of that figure coming from the electric motor. The combined power output is 803 hp (599 kW / 814 PS), allowing for a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration in 2. The electric motor itself is powered by a small supercapacitor in favour of a more traditional battery, which is both lighter and more effective at rapidly deploying and collecting electricity. Inside, meanwhile, geometric stitching pays tribute to the angular original car, but the Countach is still closely related to the Aventador, with modern accoutrements including an 8. 35 Power goes to all-four wheels via a seven-speed independent shifting rod (ISR) single-clutch automated manual transmission, and there’s also rear-wheel steering, magnetic dampers for the pushrod suspension and the latest vehicle dynamics management system that centrally collates the data inputted from its various sensors to more accurately control the various electrical and stability systems.6 seconds and a top speed of 355 km/h (221 mph).6 seconds and a top speed of 355 km/h (221 mph).

Performance is near-identical to the Sián, reaching 62mph in 2.8sec, 124mph in 8.64 million each, making it significantly more expensive than the Aventador but cheaper than the $3. The material is left exposed in certain areas, but a range of heritage paint options are available, including the Bianco Siderale seen here, Verde Medio and Bronzo Zante.9sec and going on to a claimed 220mph top speed. Design But all of this technical hardware comes second to the job of reimagining the Countach’s iconic form, one originally penned by car design legend Marcello Gandini for Italian design house Bertone. Deliveries will start from the first quarter of 2022 so it won’t be long before we start seeing the modern Countach in supercar meetings and exhibitions all over the world, although a large portion of the owners will likely treat them as garage queens. The resemblance between the two is uncanny, with a variety of shapes and detailing that are informed by different Countach iterations over its 26 year production run. It made people smile and stare, but its infamous recognisability demonstrates the purity of its design legacy. PHOTO GALLERY.

The most substantial influence is taken from the original 1971 concept, perhaps the purest interpretation of Gandini’s design, and the only to include the slatted intakes aft of the window glass. From here, though, the new Countach LPI 800-4 is packed with elements from the Countach’s greatest hits, from glass detailing on the roof referencing the original LP400 ‘Periscopio’ roadcar, and a chunky lower lip inspired by the later Quattrovalvole. Even the colour and trim of this initial show car references Ferruccio’s own LP400 S company car, sharing the same Bianco Siderale exterior colour and two-tone red and black interior. Explaining how the Countach project made it off the drawing board, Winkelmann said: “I left the company with the idea that we were never going to make a retro car, never ever. In fact, Lamborghini will be re-releasing a range of iconic historical hues from the Countach’s back catalogue. 35 Yet building on these retro elements, is both new technology and proportions which see more of Lamborghini’s contemporary motifs featured.

The slimline LED headlights essentially negate the need for large oblong headlights that were otherwise hidden away under the iconic pop-up covers, and supersized ducts along the flanks are constructed of carbonfibre, referencing the iconic NACA duct from previous Countaches in ideology, if not execution. “I always say we need to look through a big windscreen,” Winkelmann added, “not spend too long glancing at the rear mirrors. The rear end again takes a recognisable graphic from historic Countaches, but intersects it with contemporary lighting elements and the required openings to keep that V12 powertrain cool. Yet while a modern Countach will never be able to mimic an original due to technical regulations and the physical growth of its technical components, it is a refreshing change to the far more complex and aero-driven design that Lamborghini’s current design language has purveyed over the last decade or so. Whether this type of simplified aesthetic finds its way to Lambo’s future series-production models remains to be seen. Lamborghini has not yet announced pricing, but the 112 units will reach customers from Q1 this year.

With the Aventador’s successor on its way, the Countach will likely be one of the last ‘few-of’ models to be built on the current V12 Lamborghini architecture, and without any open-top Countach models in the back catalogue, this one will likely remain a coupe. .