When we heard Lamborghini is planning to bring back their ’70s icon, we couldn’t control our excitement levels. We anticipated the car to be unlike anything we’ve seen and sure enough, the New Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 didn’t fail to impress.
A modern-day interpretation of the legend, the new car is priced at an astounding $2.6 million, making it one of the most expensive cars in the luxury segment. But what makes the car so costly? Let’s find out!
The car completed fifty glorious years in 2021 since its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show. This limited edition Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 hybrid supercar celebrates the visionary design that revolutionized modern sports cars. Unveiled in August last year, the car is finally securing a spot in the market. Clocking in at 179 mph, it was the world’s fastest car for a few years, and by the 80s the car became the IT supercar. The name Countach – which expresses surprise and amazement in the Italian Piedmontese dialect, pronounced “Coon-tach” – is one of the very few names of Lamborghini models not associated with bulls.
Inspired by the past, and made for the future, the modern version of the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 has a futuristic style that is daring with only 112 models to be manufactured worldwide. Clean lines and the iconic scissor doors are still present with modern touch-ups making the edges even sharper. However, some elements of the car’s unique DNA, such as the solid heritage colours Giallo Countach and Impact White, along with contemporary metallic colours such as Viola Pasifae and Blu Uranus are also retained.
Expressing a new design that amplifies the sensation of being in a car from the future, Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 has a unique style that beautifully combines luxury Italian craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. The interiors are in a vibrant shade of red and black presenting a timeless classic design aesthetic.
It boasts not only a breath taking design but also performance of the highest level with a 6.5-litre, 780 CV V12 engine. Being a hybrid car, the engine is paired with a 48V electric motor and can reach an extraordinary top speed of 355 km/h. The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 weighs 1,595 kg. What’s more? It features a four-wheel drive system and rear-wheel steering in particular. The front-and-rear shock absorbers of the Countach LPI 800-4 are able to adapt the behaviour of the suspension to the road conditions and driving mode. The dashboard features a touchscreen that manages the car’s controls, including Connectivity and Apple CarPlay.