August 14 (IndiaToday) – The iconic Lamborghini Countach makes a comeback in a modern-day avatar to pay homage to the iconic original that debuted 50 years ago. The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is limited to just 112 units worldwide, but there is no official word on pricing.
In case it isn’t instantly clear from these images, the new Countach borrows design cues from the original in the way it has been styled right from the wedge-like silhouette to the NACA air duct on each side and those wheel arches as well. There are hints of Diablo in the front end design as well.
The inverted-wedge shape rear sports tail lamps that are reminiscent of the Lamborghini Sian. Modern day pedestrian safety norms have kept those cool pop-up headlamps of the original away from the 21st-century version, but all in all, we think Lamborghini has done a stellar job of recreating the visual drama of the original.
Inside, the Lamborghini Countach is as modern as it gets with a digital instrument panel and an 8.4-inch HDMI centre touchscreen. It supports Apple CarPlay among other features. The seats, dashboard, door pads, et al are draped in the finest of leather befitting a car that is likely to cost more than a couple million dollars.
Based around a carbon fibre monocoque with aluminium front and rear frames, the Countach gets carbon fibre body panels as well. Its 6.5-litre V12 puts out 769bhp which combines with 48V hybrid setup, same as the Sian, for a combined power output of 802bhp. Power is sent to all four wheels and performance, as expected, is incredible with a 0-100kmph time of just 2.8 seconds and a 0-200kmph time of 8.6 seconds. Plus, the Lamborghini Countach will hit a top speed of 355kmph.
As mentioned earlier, the 2022 Lamborghini Countach is limited to just 112 units and LHD only. It will start reaching owners in the first quarter of 2022. No word on pricing from Lamborghini but considering the Sian was priced at USD 2.64 million (just under Rs 20 crore), the Countach is likely to cost more, maybe even close to USD 3 million (~ Rs 22 crore).