Vrrpha’s need to make way for this ultra exclusive stunner, this ain’t their league! The 80s Lambo is here for a good time, not a long time.
It seems like revivals and comebacks are all the rage these days. With Gossip Girl and the Y2K bang on TikTok, you’d have to be blind to not notice the trend. Well now carmakers are jumping on the trend. Lamborghini is by no means the first to re-introduce a once revered halo model, but it’s certainly the most eye-catching.
Introducing the new (kind of) Countach, the supercar that so famously adorned every auto-obsessed teenager’s bedroom wall in the 1980s. The company from Sant’Agata Bolognese decided to revive an old nameplate for the first time in their illustrious history. We’d say it was the perfect model to choose, too. The exotic Lambo basically birthed the supercar segment back in the day.
The 2021 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 shares many of its design traits with the original LP400, including the glorious wedge-shape, meaning a flat nose and a raised butt. It features similar arrow-shaped scallops on the doors that integrate huge intakes, above which you’ll find the iconic gills behind the side windows. Of course, it’s not a Lambo if it doesn’t have scissor doors.
The truth behind this production model is that it’s not entirely a new product. It’s a heavily modified Aventador with an interior and powertrain borrowed from the Sián FKP 37. That means this Countach employs a familiar 6.5-liter naturally aspirated engine that develops 573 kilowatts and is assisted by a 25-kW electric motor powered by Lamborghini’s 48-volt supercapacitor tech. Everything combined, this revival cranks out 599 kW to all four wheels through a seven-speed gearbox. It’ll reach 100 km/h in around 3 seconds and has a top speed of 356 km/h.
You obviously want one, right? Too bad. The Italian automaker is only building 112 models – a homage to the original prototype’s LP 112 designation – and they’re all sold out. Rumour has it they went for over US$1 million a pop.
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