The return of the Lamborghini Countach, most likely the best-known supercar of all occasions, the final word ‘spaceship’ design from the Seventies, with the brilliant yellow prototype being unveiled on the 1971 Geneva Motor Present, over 5 many years in the past right now, and whereas Lamborghini created a reasonably timid Miura Homage of the Aventador again in 2016 by simply utilizing a particular paint scheme and a few logos, to have fun 50 years of the legendary Lamborghini Countach they took a completely totally different strategy …
Automobili Lamborghini SpA has a behavior of unveiling new vehicles throughout Monterey Automobile Week, held in August in California, and extra exactly at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, this occasion was canceled in 2020, however in 2019 Lamborghini introduced the Aventador SVJ to the USA, in 2017 it was the Centenario Roadster that took middle stage … and for the return in 2021 we get the Countach LPI 800-4, a brand new restricted version homage to the automotive that launched scissor doorways to the world on a manufacturing automotive.
Try the precise unveiling of this commemorative mannequin at The Quail:
This occasion was additionally the primary time the brand new Lamborghini Aventador LP780-Four Ultimae was proven on US grounds for this 18th 12 months on the Quail Lodge & Golf Membership, and Lamborghini additionally took alongside the Huracán STO and a shocking, white Essenza SCV12, all posed subsequent to the brand new Countach LPI 800-4.
Again in 1971, when the Lamborghini Countach was being developed beginning with the yellow prototype utilizing the 5-Liter V12 engine, it got here with the inner code LP 112, that’s the reason the brand new Countach LPI 800-Four will solely be made 112 occasions for its lucky clients, and in response to Stephan Winkelmann, all of them are already spoken for, at a cool €2,000,000 earlier than taxes and choices (that’s $2,360,000), so it appears lots of people have been eagerly awaiting this Countach homage.
Lamborghini is utilizing their Aventador carbon fiber tub as a base for the Countach LPI 800-4, simply as they did on the Veneno, the Centenario, and their first hybrid mannequin, the Sián … and it’s the latter that has now advanced into this new Countach mannequin, full with the 34hp Supercapacitor fed electrical motor, the ICE V12 engine is taken from the Ultimae model, so 780 hp for a complete energy output of 814 hp, however LP814 simply doesn’t sound correct, so it’s LP800 … oh, let’s not overlook the ‘Ibrido’ half from the Supercapacitor, so the official title is LPI 800-4, with the -Four for a four-wheel-drive similar to any Aventador mannequin since 2011.
The highest velocity for the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-Four is 355 km/h or 221 mph, and whereas this automotive does include the assistance of electrical motors, it is just marginally sooner than the Aventador LP780-Four Ultimae when accelerating, nevertheless it’s all in regards to the expertise and the legacy that comes with this automotive whereas being bigger than the unique Seventies automotive, this can be a top-of-the-line V12 powered Lamborghini in spite of everything, and it does present quite a lot of Countach impressed design parts:
“The Countach LPI 800-Four showcases the subsequent chapter of Lamborghini in an electrified world whereas celebrating one in every of our most iconic fashions,” mentioned Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and Chief Government Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “At The Quail, our clients would be the first to see this new masterpiece in particular person alongside the ultimate Aventador and Essenza SCV12 – every of which is able to maintain its personal place in automotive historical past.”
As talked about, Lamborghini additionally showcased a few of their extra common fashions at this occasion, just like the Huracan STO (Tremendous Trofeo Homologata), of which the primary models are being delivered to these early adopters, and whereas some may assume the STO is a bit wild-looking, with a posh design and air vents and intakes all over … this actually is a street-legal race automotive.
Which may’t be mentioned in regards to the subsequent automotive on the rostrum, the track-only Essenza SCV12, one other North American debut by the way in which, and whereas I do like the unique inexperienced and orange end of the presentation automotive, this white one within the US seems completely gorgeous together with her black elements … an aggressive magnificence for positive.
This limited-edition track-only hypercar is essentially the most highly effective V12 from Lamborghini. Developed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse and designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile, it’s a direct descendent of the notable Miura Jota and Diablo GTR. Additionally it is the primary GT automotive developed to respect FIA prototype security guidelines and solely 40 models shall be produced.
For this 50th anniversary celebration of arguably crucial Lamborgini mannequin ever along with the Miura, a rally was organized to carry as a lot traditional Lamborghini Countach to Monterey as attainable, and whereas the 25th Anniversary version was current greater than the opposite fashions, it’s additionally the newest, and most produced model from the Eighties, nonetheless, there have been older Countach there too, some S fashions, but additionally the early LP400 fashions, often known as the ‘Periscopio’ fashions due to the rearview mirror exhibiting via a small ‘periscope window’ on the roof.
As a remaining add-on to the Countach LPI 800-Four data, check out an official video from Automobili Lamborghini Spa through which we learn the way the unique 1971 Countach transforms into the 2021 Countach LPI 800-4: