This Cyberpunk Countach Is The Electric Lamborghini We Need
Any owners willing to convert their Countach?by Tudor Rus, on LISTEN 02:48
Just so we’re clear, Lamborghini isn’t keen on jumping head-first into the electrification bandwagon. So far, Sant’Agata Bolognese has been keen on tipping its toes into the ocean with the Aventador-based, V-12-hybrid Sian FKP 37, but the company’s officials are adamant that an all-electric Lambo won’t arrive earlier than 2026.
If that’s the case, then let’s play the following scenario: the year is 2090, Lamborghini has a couple of EV supercars on offer, yet an extremely affluent and eccentric collector decides to retrofit his Lamborghini Countach with an all-electric powertrain and a cyberpunk-like appearance. What would that look like?
This is the electric Lamborghini we want
One potential answer comes from our new favorite online pixel manipulator, Khyzyl Saleem. The British concept artist is back at it again with what he calls the E.V.E Xenox Countach, essentially a cleaner version of his previous 2020 Xenox Countach Autonomous DRONE design shown below.
In all honesty, we love the clean version better because it does a better job in flaunting all those iconic Lambo Countach shapes mixed with the newly-found sci-fi, cyberpunk flair.
You can still spot some of the Countach’s iconic design features in Khyzyl’s renderings.
The wedge shape is there, as is the down-pointing hood or the rear wheel arches, albeit complemented by front and rear spoilers and diffusers, something unseen on the original Lamborghini Countach.
The original Countach was penned by Bertone’s Italian designer Marcello Gandini, who’s also responsible for the Miura’s luscious body. Lambo named the first generation Countach LP 400. LP came from the Italian ‘longitudinale posteriore’, which translates to ‘longitudinal rear’ and referred to the engine orientation and placement.
The 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated V-12 churned out 370 horsepower and helped the Countach reach a top speed of 309 kph (192 mph) as well as go from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds.
|Engine||4.0-liter naturally-aspirated V-12|
|Top Speed||309 km/h (192 mph)|
|0 to 60 mph||5.4 seconds|
As for the Countach moniker, Car and Driver learned from the great Valentino Balboni that it actually comes from a semi-vulgar word that belongs to the Piedmontese dialect normally used to express astonishment: contacc. So it’s literally another way of saying ‘wow!’, one that fits this car’s personality like a glove.
Well, we guess Khyzyl’s set of renderings is still worthy of that name, don’t you think?