Months after the confirmation an icon was returning, motoring YouTuber Varryx has spotted the very first Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 on a public road after “weeks of stalking.” Which certainly bodes well for the legendary Italian marque’s plans to deliver as currently scheduled.
Arriving with a hybrid powertrain – LPI denoting the “Longitudinale Posteriore Ibrido” designation previously seen in the 2015 Asterion hybrid concept – the new Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 houses a naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine and 48V electric motor. Capable of sending a combined horsepower of 803 (600kW) to all four wheels and generating 720 Nm of torque, effectively, it does the 0-100 dash in just 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 355 km/h.
Plenty of carbon fibre has been utilised for the exterior chassis and body, as well as finding its way in the front splitter, engine bonnet cover intakes, rocker panels, and lining the front + side-view mirrors. Lamborghini reportedly leveraged the power of 3D-printing technology to create movable air vents, while also incorporating a futuristic photochromatic roof; which basically means it has the ability to shift between solid and transparent with the press of a single button.
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“The Countach LPI 800-4 is a visionary car of the moment, just as its forerunner was,” says Stephan Winkelmann, CEO & President of Automobili Lamborghini.
“[The car] 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.”
“Whenever I look at it, it gives me goosebumps 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,” says Mitja Borkert, Head of Lamborghini Centro Stile.
“This is an un-negotiable 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.”
Limited to just 112 examples, surprise, surprise – every single one of these US$2.64 million beauties have already been spoken for with first deliveries expected sometime in Q1 of 2022.
Check out the first Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 spotted in the wild above.