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Lamborghini presents the Countach LPI 800-4, the commemorative version celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic model that since 1971 has revolutionized forever the modern super sports car scene and inspired everything that has come afterwards, incarnating the summa of Lamborghini DNA. An even more visionary and futuristic design characterizes this new totally reinvented version produced in just 112 units, destined to once again change the rules of the game and to open the road to a new extraordinary era of the automotive world.
The Countach LPI 800-4 is immediately recognizable as the highest expression of the Countach generation: proof of the long-lasting impact of the design of the original model, an iconic model of the ‘80s and symbol of motoring and the ultra-cool lifestyle. 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.
Perfect proportions, futuristic style: the new Countach LPI 800-4 reinterprets the distinctive silhouette of the classic model with an even cleaner and essential line, making it immediately recognizable. Its pure lines, the rear longitudinal position of the V12, the iconic scissor doors, the built-in air intakes and the distinctive “shark gills”, plus the vast assortment of colors ranging from the heritage hues like Giallo Countach and Impact White to the contemporary nuances like Viola Pasifae and Blu Uranus make this specimen the summa of Lamborghini’s visionary DNA.
It boasts not only a breathtaking design, but also performance of the highest level. The 6.5-liter, 780 CV V12 engine of the new Countach, paired with a 48V electric motor mounted directly on the gearbox to supply another 34 CV, is the only example of Lamborghini hybrid architecture able to create a direct connection between electric motor and wheels and to retain the pure behavior of the V12, which with its 814 combined CV makes it possible to reach the extraordinary top speed of 355 km/h.
The integral body chassis and all body panels are in carbon fiber, which provides the optimum solution of lightness in addition to an exceptional torsional rigidity. In fact, the Countach LPI 800-4 has a dry weight of 1,595 kg for a dry weight to power ratio of 1.95 kg/CV. Mobile air intakes produced by advanced 3D printing technologies and a photochromatic glass roof – which changes from matt to transparent with a single click – remind us that despite its historic inspiration, this car appears as the postcard of the 21st century automotive future.
The new Countach LPI 800-4 features a four-wheel drive system optimized for working specifically with all the new active systems, and rear-wheel steering in particular, able to ensure high performance even in situations that entail poor grip. The front and rear shock absorbers of the Countach LPI 800-4 are able to adapt the behavior of the suspension to the road conditions and driving mode, which is selected directly from the 8.4” HDMI center touchscreen that manages the car’s controls, including Connectivity and Apple CarPlay.
The Countach LPI 800-4 made its world debut today at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering (USA), in a splendid Bianco Siderale with touches of Blu Perlato reminiscent of the Countach LP 400 S of Ferruccio Lamborghini, complete with historic red and black leather interior.
Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, commented, “The Countach LPI 800-4 is the visionary model of the moment, precisely like its predecessor. One of the most important automotive icons, the Countach not only embodies Lamborghini design and technology, but fully represents our philosophy, that philosophy able to reinvent boundaries, attain the unexpected, and access the extraordinary realm of the dream.”
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