The Legend returns.

As I previously wrote in my “Ferrari vs Lamborghini” article, my bedroom, along with a million other kids’ bedroom walls I’m sure, was adorned with posters of the latest luxury and sports cars from corner to corner. But none was quite as venerated as the awesome Lamborghini Countach, launched in 1974 and produced through the 80s until it finally ceased production in 1990 with a meagre 1,983 units created. The car looked like something from the future, definitely something from a different time and place. Several different production models, from the initial LP400 through to the LP500 S showed a slowly evolving, more aggressive design language.

Rebirth

Fast forward to August 2021 and lo and behold, the new Countach LPI 800-4 has been revived on a new, modern iteration of the legendary super car. I can’t even begin to imagine how difficult the task must have been for the design crew, reimagining the original’s design language in a new, modern way while making sure it stays true to the original. But here it is, in all its glory.

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Traditional or modern?

The Countach uses a naturally aspirated 6.5 liter V12 engine assisted by a compact electric motor giving a combined output of 788 bhp. How about that for the perfect blend of tradition and modernity? Many thought that the use of a naturally aspirated V12 was very outdated, but here it is, along with an electric motor aiding it. A true reflection of the time we live in!
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And the interior?

On the inside, Lamborghini combines beauty with functionality. Aggressively bolstered sports seats wrapped in the most luxurious leather, a meaty steering wheel and a cockpit-like driving position that’ll make you think you’re piloting a fighter jet rather than an exotic sports car.

Only 112 units of the Countach will be produced and believe it or not, they are all already accounted for.

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