|Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4||CAN$ 3,400,000|
Lamborghini Countach REVIEW IN CANADA
The original Lamborghini Countach was unveiled in 1971 and was discontinued from production in 1990. To celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2021, Lamborghini produced 112 units of Countach LPI 800-4 with hybrid electric engines.
The Countach LPI 800-4 develops the characteristic lines of the five generations of the Countach throughout its almost 20 years of existence. There are nods to the first production version LP 500 and LP 400. To give the LPI 800-4 a distinctive Countach front, it takes inspiration from the Quattrovalvole edition with the lines on the front hood, the long low rectangular grille and the headlights, as well as in the hexagonal wheel arches.
The distinctive gills of the original Countach and side air intakes through the doors are incorporated into the shoulders of the car; while the “Periscope” lines running through the roof to the rear of the car.
Did you know
Lamborghini today is internationally recognized for its super sports cars, some of the most spectacular and with the most personality in the world.
But we must not forget that the brand was born as a manufacturer of off-road vehicles, specifically tractors, which, by the way, are still marketed today although they do not belong to the Automobili Lamborghini company.
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
The original Lamborghini Countach mounted a V12 engine behind the passenger compartment in a longitudinal arrangement to improve weight balance . It had side radiators from Formula 1, an advanced transmission and a tubular chassis. The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800 4 incorporates the 6.5-litre V12, with an output of 780 hp, is associated with a 48-volt electric motor, mounted directly on the gearbox, which provides another 34 hp.
The chassis is a monocoque and all the body panels are carbon fibre , giving the Countach LPI 800-4 a dry weight of 1,595kg, which leaves its power to weight ratio at 1.95kg/hp. The visible carbon fiber elements of the exterior can be seen in the front splitter, around the front window and rear-view mirrors, the air intakes of the engine hood and the side skirts, as well as in interior details such as the dashboard.
The airvents are manufactured with 3D printing technology, and a photochromic roof -which changes from opaque to transparent at the touch of a button is an example of the conjunction between classic heritage and the technological advances of the 21st century.
The rear of the Countach LPI 800-4 maintains the shape of an inverted wedge, with the rear bumper featuring a lower line and ‘hexagon’ design that shapes the rear light clusters divided into three parts.
The interior is also inspired by the design of the original Countach, adapted to a modern car. The seats are leather with geometric stitching both on them and on the dashboard are knobs to match with the design of the 70s.
Lamborghini Countach VERDICT
The Lamborghini Countach, first introduced in the 1970s, has become one of the most iconic sports cars in the world. The name itself conjures up images of speed and power as well as the bright red paint and sleek design that have come to define this Italian supercar. Lamborghini has created the Countach LPI 800-4 with a design reminiscent of the transgressive Countach of 1971 but with the technologies of the 21st century.
Lamborghini Countach Specifications
|Engine Capacity||6498 cm3|
|Max Power||803 hp @ 8500 rpm|
|Torque||720 Nm @ 6750 rpm|
|Transmission||7-speed single clutch ISR automated manual|
|Top Speed||355 km/h|
|0-100 km/h Time||2.8 seconds|
|Fuel Efficiency||11 mpg (combined)|
|Number Of Seats||2|
|Number of Doors||2|