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The Lamborghini Countach Is Back As An 803-HP Hybrid Supercar

The Lamborghini Countach has made a return after a 50-year absence. It's now a hybrid supercar with 803 hp and plenty of performance.

The Lamborghini Countach has finally been unveiled after a teaser campaign launched by the Italian supercar manufacturer. While it isn’t exactly an all-new model, since it’s based in the Sián FKP 37 hybrid hypercar which in turn is based on the Aventador, the Countach LPI 800-4’s exterior panels are completely new.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4’s design is in tune with the original model that was released exactly 50 years ago. However, it’s still easy to tell from the A-pillars and the windows that this car’s roots is based on the Aventador. Still, the rectangular headlights, flat nose, angular wheel arches, and overall wedge shape are clearly an inspiration of the original Countach.

Lamborghini did not just focus on one iteration of the Countach though. The modern reincarnation of the Countach gathers a number of design cues from its five iterations over a period of 20 years. The face for instance, harks back to the Quattrovalvole edition, while the distinctive Periscopio lines are a nod to the first-ever iteration of the Countach.

At the back, the hexagonal LED taillights are definitely from the Sián, but the rear fascia, in general, is more toned down than current Lamborghinis, and it perfectly captures the vibe of the original Countach.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Interior

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Interior

Inside, the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is similar to the Sián’s, which again is no surprise. But while the Sián is more hardcore and track-focused, the Countach looks more traditional and luxurious. Of course the modern touches are there such as the fully digital gauges and the 8.4-inch portrait touch screen infotainment system. New for the Lamborghini Contach is a Stile button, which is supposedly a function that gives a presentation about the vehicle.

Customization options for the Countach are almost limitless, but the vehicle in the press photos feature a red leather interior that takes inspiration from Ferruccio Lamborghini’s own Countach back in the day.

As this is based on the Sián, the Countach LPI 800-4 uses a 6.5-liter V12 gasoline engine that’s mated to a 48-volt electric motor. Total system output is at 803 hp (4 hp less than the Sián) and 755 Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

Lamborghini says that the Countach does 0-100 kph in just 2.8 seconds, while 0-200 kph happens in just 8.6 seconds. These specs match those of the Sián and the Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae. Top speed, on the other hand is 355 kph.

Only 112 units of the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 will be sold worldwide, and it will most likely be the final Lamborghini to use the Aventador’s platform since an all-new flagship Lamborghini is expected to come out soon. Do you think someone in the Philippines was able to order this ultra-rare supercar?

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