Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, the return of the myth of the Eighties

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The Lamborghini Countach turns half a century – the original prototype is from 1971, while the first production model is from 1974 – and from Sant’Agata Bolognese they pay homage to it in the best possible way, that is, by reviving it. The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 of 2021 takes advantage of the technical base of the Aventador whose end of production has just been announced, with its final limited edition edition, and will be produced in only 112 copies, a reference to “LP 112”, the name of the project used internally when developing the first Countach. The same Emilian manufacturer coined the new definition of “few-off” during the presentation at The Quail – a Motorsports Gatheringl, an exclusive event dedicated to motors in the United States. Under the long rear bonnet is the V12 Longitudinal Rear (LP), combined with hybrid technology (I) developed for the Sián and permanent all-wheel drive.

The twelve-cylinder delivers 780 hp at 8,500 rpm and 720 Nm at 6,750 rpm – the maximum speed is 8,700 rpm – which combined with the 34 hp electric motor yields a total of 814 hp (rounded up to 800 in the name). This is currently the only mild hybrid technology that creates a direct connection between the electric motor and the wheels, while maintaining the behavior of the V12. The electric motor is powered by a supercapacitor that delivers three times more power than a lithium-ion battery of the same weight. Performance is of the highest level, with acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.8 seconds, from 0 to 200 km / h in 8.6 seconds and a top speed of 355 km / h.

“The Countach is one of the most important icons of the automotive sector and embodies not only Lamborghini’s design and engineering principles, but also represents our philosophy: reinvent the limits, obtain unexpected and extraordinary results and, most importantly, make people dream” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, echoed by the Head of the Style Center, Mitja Borkert “The first Countach defined Lamborghini design as no other car has ever done.” The style of the Countach LPI

800-4 develops the characteristic lines of the five previous models built over the course of almost twenty years, from the first version through the LP 400 and LP 500, up to the Quattrovalvole.

The monocoque and all body panels are made of carbon fiber, as are elements such as the front splitter, rear-view mirrors, engine hood air intakes and door sills. Thus the dry weight is 1,595 kg, with a weight-to-power ratio of 1.95 kg / hp. The 20 “(front) and 21” (rear) wheels were built in the “telephone” style of the 1980s and are fitted with carbon ceramic brake discs and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. The Countach LPI 800-4 was presented in a single color, Sidereal White, with a touch of pearl blue reminiscent of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s personal Countach LP 400 S; even the red and black leather interiors pay homage to the originals. Deliveries will start from the first quarter of 2022 and to put one in the garage it will take at least one million euros.

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