Lamborghini nearly broke the internet a few weeks ago when it revealed that the Countach was returning to the automotive world before a subsequent set of leaked images derailed Lamborghini’s unveiling plans. But the leaks stop here because Lamborghini has officially unveiled the 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, which is perhaps the most important transitional Lamborghini model that the Italian supercar maker has ever produced.
It Has Sian DNA But Goes In Its Own Direction
When you first look at the Countach, we wouldn’t be shocked if you assumed if it was the production version of the Sian. The Sian was a futuristic concept that was supposed to give a glimpse into a future Lamborghini hybrid model. But unlike the Sian, the Countach goes in the opposite direction and has a heavily inspired canvas by retro elements. The original Countach prototype and the early production models had an immaculate design before regulations, and an overly ambitious design team ruined the look.
This revived solider re-embraces this simplistic approach and brings back familiar design points like the rectangular-shaped headlights, the small front grille, as well as the flared wheel arches, and the trademark rear end. Lamborghini promises that the retro suit of clothes hides state-of-the-art engineering, but the firm chose not to elaborate on that in its press release. The interior will be familiar to those that have set foot inside a modern Lambo like the Huracan or the Urus. Still, the seats have square-shaped stitching that is supposed to be reminiscent of older Countach models.
Sian Sourced V12 Makes Countach First Production Hybrid Lamborghini Model
The Countach breaks new ground for Lamborghini and will be the first production model to come with a hybrid powerplant. In this case, it comes from the Sian’s 6.5 liter V12 which makes a combined 803 hp with 797 hp coming from the engine itself. The remainder is produced by a 48-volt electric motor which is rumored to allow some form of all-electric driving though Lambo reps chose not to give final pure electric range numbers in their press release.
That said, the Countach is still all about performance, and the newest Lamborghini delivers in spades, with the 0 to 62 mph sprint being made in 2.8 seconds before topping out at 221 mph. That’s very impressive for a hybrid supercar, and handling is just as slick, with the Countach coming equipped with a pushrod suspension that comes equipped with magnetorheological adjustable shocks. That should allow the Countach to deliver the goods both on the track and on the road.
Countach Will Be A Rare Beast
Buyers looking to get a Countach of their own will have to act quickly since Lamborghini plans to only build 112 examples of the Countach before it ceases production. That figure is largely derived from the LP-112 designation that once adorned the original Countach prototype. Lamborghini didn’t disclose final pricing but look for it to easily eclipse $1 million. But while the Countach in its current form serves as a proverbial glimpse into the future, look for this green technology to filter down to other members of the Lamborghini family, including the next-generation Huracan.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.