Lamborghini Countach : The Patriarch
“The Countach LPI 800-4 is a visionary car of the moment, just as its forerunner was, One of the most important automotive icons, the Countach not only embodies the design and engineering tenet of Lamborghini but represents our philosophy of reinventing boundaries, achieving the unexpected and extraordinary and, most importantly, being the ‘stuff of dreams’. The Countach LPI 800-4 pays homage to this Lamborghini legacy but it is not retrospective: it imagines how the iconic Countach of the 70s and 80s might have evolved into an elite super sports model of this decade. It upholds the Lamborghini tradition of looking forward, of exploring new design and technology avenues while celebrating the DNA of our brand. It is a Lamborghini that innately expresses the marque’s enduring and emotive power: always inspirational and thrilling to see, hear and most of all drive.”
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO, Automobili Lamborghini
Countach LPI 800-4 is Automobili Lamborghini’s tribute to the Countach’s legendary legacy as an innovative design and technology rule-breaker, but updated for the 21st century.
The Countach’s pure lines are instantly recognisable as the ancestor of modern super sports cars, and Lamborghini design in general. Lamborghini’s Countach LPI 800-4 keeps the unmistakable V12 experience and sound from its Longitudinale Posteriore (LP) positioned powertrain paired with the hybrid (I) technology created for the Sián with its aspirated V12 engine and hybrid supercapacitor technology. LPI 800-4’s aspirated engine (780 cv) and electric motor (34 cv) deliver 814 cv of total power to its permanent four-wheel drive transmission, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, and reach a top speed of 355 km/h.
As an enhanced descendant of the Countach, the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is easily recognisable as a monument to the original Countach design’s ongoing impact on automotive and lifestyle ultra-cool. As an expression of surprise and awe in Piedmontese dialect, the Countach model name is one of the rare Lamborghini model names that isn’t associated with bulls.
“The first Countach has been present in our Centro Stile as a model for some years now . Whenever I look at it, it gives me goose bumps and it serves as the perfect reminder for me and the entire design team to design every future Lamborghini in a visionary and futuristic way. This is an unnegotiable part of our DNA, the essence if you so will. The first Countach shaped the Lamborghini design DNA like no other car; the new Countach translates that unconventional and edgy character into the future.”
Mitja Borkert, Head of Centro Stile
With its characteristic front-to-rear line, sharp angles, and wedge shape, the Countach revolutionised modern super sports design, as well as future Lamborghini models. LPI’s Countach LPI 800-4 is the culmination of nearly two decades’ worth of development of the Countach’s five versions into the purest expression of legendary automobile design.
With references to the initial LP 500 and LP 400 manufacturing versions, the final shape is clean and uncluttered This is achieved by incorporating elements of the Quattrovalvole edition into the front bonnet’s aggressive lines with its long low rectangular grille and headlights as well as the wheel arches’ hexagonal theme. When you look at the greenhouse, you see the acute inclination of the roof, and the straight lines that are reminiscent of the original Countach. Countach’s rear wing isn’t fixed, and the airscoops are seamlessly blended into the car’s powerful shoulders, accented with the unique slatted “gills.” When seen from above, the legendary and aerodynamically strong NACA air intakes appear to float toward the rear of the Countach LPI 800-4.
With its characteristic inverted wedge shape, the rear bumper features a lower, slimmer profile, and the “hexagonita” design shapes the three-unit rear light clusters, the Countach LPI 800-4’s rear is instantly recognised. As with the Countach, the LPI 800-4 has four powerful exhaust tailpipes that are interconnected within the carbon fibre rear diffuser. Scissor doors, first seen on the Countach, provide easy access for both driver and passenger.
A total of 112 units were produced, and the number refers to the internal project name ‘LP 112’ that was utilised during the original Lamborghini Countach’s design. In the first quarter of 2022, the Countach LPI 800-4 will be delivered to owners around the world, allowing them to experience a piece of automotive history recreated for the future.