The Lamborghini Countach LPI800-4 is a futuristic limited edition that pays homage to the original and recreated for the 21st century. Head of design a Lamborghini Mitja Borkert took cues from the various iterations of the Countach to inspire his latest creation. The Countach’s distinctive wedge-shapes silhouette has been retained, with a single line from the nose to the tail, a design trait that runs through all V12 Lambos.
The final outline references the first LP500 and LP400 production versions. The face was inspired by the Quattrovalvole edition and the wheel arches have a hexagonal theme. There is no fixed rear wing as seen in later designs of the Countach. The distinctive NACA air intakes are cut into the side and doors of the Countach LPI800-4. Access for occupants is via the famous scissor doors, first introduced on the Countach and a Lamborghini V12 signature.
Under the slatted engine cover is, naturally, a V12 engine that can rev to almost 9 000 r/min. The 6,5-litre engine is naturally aspirated but it does have an electrical boost component integrated into the transmission that is powered by a supercapacitor. Total system power output is rated as 600 kW. Like all the modern V12 Lambos power is directed to all four wheels. Lamborghini says the Countach can blitz the 0-100 km/h run in just 2,8 seconds, can complete the 0-200 km/h dash in 8,6 seconds and it has a top speed of 355 km/h.