Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4: an 802-horsepower hybrid supercar

Lamborghini brought back one of the most iconic models it ever made by unveiling the hybrid V12 hypercar Countach LPI 800-4, a futuristic limited edition model that pays homage to the legendary Countach.

The Countach’s peculiar silhouette with the essential line running from front to rear, sharp angles and lines, and distinctive wedge shape, made it the poster car of the 1980s. Lamborghini is only building 112 units of its newest Countach, making it a highly limited-edition hybrid supercar.

For the new Lamborghini Countach’s design, hints of the classic supercar. Upfront are two horizontal headlights, although flip-up heads are obviously not included. In the rear tapers down in a single, clean sweep, unspoiled by a big wing but clearly swinging a serious diffuser underneath.

Powering the Countach is the Sían’s mild-hybrid 6.5-liter V12 engine produces 769 horsepower while the supercapacitor-powered 48-volt emotor provides an additional 34 horsepower for a total of 803 horsepower. The LPI 800-4 sports the four-strong exhaust tail pipes of the Countach family, connected within the carbon fiber rear diffuser. The scissor doors, first introduced on the Countach and that have become a Lamborghini V12 signature, allow the driver and passengers in.  Thanks to the carbon fiber build, the car weighs just 3,516 pounds despite a V-12 and an all-wheel-drive system.

Just like the exterior, the interior is also composed of carbon fiber. The presentation vehicle has a red and black leather interior taking inspiration from Ferruccio’s personal Countach LP 400 S. They also claim to have added a new 8.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment. What is definitely unique to the Countach is the “Stile” button that initiates a presentation of the car’s design philosophy for the “privileged audience” as Lamborghini calls the driver and the passenger.

Produced in a run of 112 units, the number denotes the ‘LP 112’ internal project name used during the original Lamborghini Countach’s development. The lucky customers will get their cars in the first quarter of 2022. Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.