The new Lamborghini Countach features an 800+ horsepower hybrid V-12 engine and is limited to 112 examplesby Sidd Dhimaan, on
When Lamborghini announced that the ‘Countach’ nameplate is making a comeback, it took the whole world by storm. The company teased in twice in quick succession earlier this week, hoping to create some hype before eventually unveiling it. However, the car was leaked right after the Italian automaker teased it on its social media. A day later, Lamborghini has taken the wraps off it.
The Countach nameplate is revived on its 50th anniversary and it seems to be the Sian and Aventador’s lovechild with the design cues of the original Countach. It is powered by a V-12 mill with an electric motor that puts out over 800 horses. It will be limited to just 112 examples.
2021 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 - A Sian And Aventador With The Original Countach’s Design Cues
Horsepower @ RPM:803
Torque @ RPM:557
0-60 time:2.7 sec. (Est.)
Top Speed:221 mph
New Lamborghini Countach – Exterior
The new Countach features a carbon fiber monocoque with aluminum front and rear frames. Lamborghini has noted that the body is also made up of carbon fiber completely. While this is impressive, let’s talk about the design and styling.
At the onset, the car should’ve been an old Countach with modern design elements. Lamborghini, however, has produced a Sian and Aventador’s lovechild with a few elements from the original Countach.
Those original Countach elements include the flat nose, the headlights with a depression, the wedge shape, and the NACA air ducts. The inspiration isn’t from the original LP400 alone. There are styling cues from the LP400 S and the LP 5000 S QV as well. But, there’s no big wing, no massive fender flares, and no pop-up headlights either. Fortunately, it comes with scissor doors. Looks are subjective, so whether it looks good or not, we’ll let you be the judge of that.
Speaking of the car’s shoes, the new Countach rides on 20-inch wheels shod in 255/30 section tires at the front and 21-inch wheels wrapped in 355/25 section tires at the rear. The car comes with Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber all around. Stopping duties are taken over by carbon-ceramic brakes, with six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston at the rear. Courtesy of this, the car can come to a halt from 62 mph in just 30 meters.
How Big Is The New Lamborghini Countach?
The new Countach is 191.73 inches long, 89.17 inches wide (with the mirrors), and 44.84 inches tall. The wheelbase measures 106.3 inches. The ground clearance is rated 4.53 inches as standard, and with lifting at the front, it’s 6.1 inches. Thanks to the carbon fiber build, the car weighs just 3,516 pounds despite a V-12 and an all-wheel-drive system.
|Front track||70.23 Inches|
|Rear track||67.28 Inches|
New Lamborghini Countach – Interior
If you came here expecting a retro-themed, Countach-inspired cabin, well, you’ll be disappointed. This is a Sian with Countach branding here and there and a few differences to remind that you this isn’t the regular Sian. The Sian is not a “regular” car, but you get the gist. Just like the exterior, the interior is also composed of carbon fiber. Upholstered in red, the cabin reeks of modern wizardry. The company could’ve given an analog gauge, perhaps, to complement the Countach branding inside the cabin.
New Lamborghini Countach – Drivetrain
The new Countach will be powered by the company’s 6.5-liter, naturally aspirated V-12 engine.
The Aventador Ultimae was said to be the last model to be powered by it, but Lamborghini has plonked it in here too. However, it is paired with an electric motor. This is similar to the Sian’s setup, but with lower power outputs.
The engine puts out 769 ponies at 8,500 rpm and 531 pound-feet of twist at 6,750 rpm. The electric motor with a 48-volt supercapacitor makes 34 horses and 26 pound-feet of torque on its own. Combined, the car makes 803 horses and 557 pound-feet of twist.
Power is routed to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The free-revving engine redlines at 8,700 rpm. As for the performance specs, the new Countach will be able to sprint to 62 mph from rest in 2.8 seconds, to 124 mph from naught in 8.6 seconds, and will carry on all the way up to 221 mph before hitting its top speed.
Lamborghini hasn’t revealed the price, but noted that the new Countach will be limited to 112 examples; homage to the LP-112 prototype. Deliveries will commence from the first quarter of 2022.
The new Countach was never going to be about how good a car it turns out to be. It was all about the emotion and how well the folks connect with it. It is reminiscent of the original Countach, but it will be seen as a reskinned Sian and Aventador. Did Lamborghini try to kill two birds with one stone by commemorating the Countach’s 50th anniversary and give a fitting farewell to the V-12 engine? We don’t know. But, if it was, then it diluted the Countach’s legacy to an extent.
What do you have to say about this Aventador "homage edition" that’s called the Countach LPI 800-4? Did Lamborghini do justice to the adored moniker? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
|Engine||6.5-Liter V12, naturally aspirated|
|Motor||Single Electric, 34 horsepower|
|Combined Output||803 Horsepower|
|Combined torque||557 Pound-Feet|
|Transmission||7-Speed Dry Double Plate Clutch Automated Manual|
|0 to 60 mph||2.8 Seconds|
|Top Speed||221 mph|