Any owners willing to convert their Countach?

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

I made a clean version of my E.V.E XENOX Countach Drone so you can see the shapes and design a bit clearer. So happy with this one!

Posted by Khyzyl Saleem on Saturday, March 14, 2020

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.

The 2090 XENOX Countach, an Autonomous DRONE Concept. Part of my E.V.E series! I had so much fun going back to my...

Posted by Khyzyl Saleem on Friday, March 13, 2020

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.

1973 - 1990 Lamborghini Countach
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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.

Lamborghini Countach specifications
Engine 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated V-12
Horsepower 370 HP
Torque 308 LB-FT
Top Speed 309 km/h (192 mph)
0 to 60 mph 5.4 seconds
This Cyberpunk Countach Is The Electric Lamborghini We Need
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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?

Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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