The Lamborghini Countach is a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car produced by the Italian automobile manufacturer Lamborghini from 1974 to 1990. It is one of the many exotic designs developed by Italian design house, Bertone. A second-generation limited edition Countach (LPI 800-4) Unveiled on 14 August 2021, the car is named after the original Countach which was first introduced 50 years prior. The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is a mid-engine hybrid-electric sports car produced by the Italian automotive manufacturer Lamborghini. The new car has been designed as a forward-looking ‘descendant’ of the 1974 model, rather than an imitation, and blends Countach cues with contemporary Lamborghini design touches, such as triple hexagonal LED tail lights. The interior of the new Countach will feature 3D-printed air vents and is topped off with a photochromatic glass roof, which changes from opaque to transparent at the push of a button.
Since the Miura, the mark of a Lamborghini flagship has been a mid-mounted V12. The new Countach is true to the lineage, with power coming from a hybrid-assisted 6.5-litre twelve-cylinder unit borrowed from the Sian hypercar. The combustion element alone produces 769bhp, while a 48-volt electric motor produces an additional 34bhp and serving to sharpen the throttle response even further. The total 803bhp is sent to all four wheels through a 7-speed single-clutch gearbox, which propels the Countach from 0-62mph in just 2.8 seconds - roughly half the time of the original. Just 112 examples will be built.