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Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, perfect proportions and futuristic style

Edward Green |
The daring, disruptive design of Lamborghini Countac that has inspired generations of supercars lives on in this commemorative version, of which only 112 units will be manufactured.

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The clean lines, the rear longitudinal position of the V12 engine and the iconic scissor doors, now reinterpreted with even sharper edges, make it instantly recognizable and revolutionary at the same time. Exclusive trims have been designed to reflect the car’s unique DNA, such as the solid heritage colors Giallo Countach and Impact White, along with contemporary metallic colors such as Viola Pasifae and Blu Uranus. The low, geometric cabin of the Countach LPI 800-4 complements the lines of the exterior, expressing a new design that amplifies the sensation of being in a car from the future.

An exclusive range of single-color, two-color and carbon fiber trims preserve the elemental yet unconventional style of a timeless classic. The car’s unique style speaks to you from every angle and combines beautifully with luxury Italian craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. The hypermodern design of the new Countach LPI 800-4, which reflects the original aesthetic principles of the iconic V12 model, is further enhanced through a wide range of special trims. Equipped with the same remarkable hybrid motor group as the Sián FKP 37 and the Sián Roadster, the new Countach LPI 800-4 boasts a 780 CV (574 kW) combustion engine that delivers the stunning performance for which Lamborghini’s naturally aspirated V12 is renowned.

Equipped with the same remarkable hybrid motor group as the Sián FKP 37 and the Sián Roadster, the new Countach LPI 800-4 boasts a 780 CV (574 kW) combustion engine that delivers the stunning performance for which Lamborghini’s naturally aspirated V12 is renowned. The innovative hybrid system, comprising a supercapacitor and a 34 CV electric motor, weighs just 34 kg (75 lbs) and delivers a power-to-weight ratio of just 1kg/CV for the electric system. This gives a combined power of 814 CV (599 kW) and enables speeds of more than 350 km/h (217 mph). This supercapacitor technology enables storage of 10 times more energy than a lithium-ion battery.

The exceptional combination of the Lamborghini Dynamic and Rear-wheel Steering systems enables the Countach LPI 800-4 to deliver top-level, dynamic performance with greater agility at low speeds and optimum stability and control at higher speeds. The LDS system adapts to both the speed and the selected driving mode, moving between direct steering and a more indirect mode, while the LRS system manages the rear steering axle by means of two electromechanical actuators. The result is a unique and exhilarating driving experience.


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