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Here are new pics of Lamborghini’s 804bhp Countach LPI 800-4 on road

Do you need a reason to stare at pictures of the reborn Countach? Thought not

Published: 25 Jan 2022
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“For the first time since its unveiling at Pebble Beach on 13 August, the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is taking to the road,” explains Lamborghini. There, got the reason out the way.

Because really, you don’t need a reason to stare at pictures of the reborn Countach; Lamborghini’s ode to the classic Italian supercar that is the very definition of ‘bedroom wall poster’.

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Not everyone is as enamoured of the sold-out new Countach, of course, but for those that are, it’s quite something. It’s based on the Lamborghini Sián (itself spun from the Aventador SVJ), and therefore gets that £2.5m unobtanium’s hybrid powertrain. A 6.5-litre V12 punching out 770bhp matches up to a 48v electric motor powered by supercapacitors, nestled betwixt V12 and gearbox.

That’s 804bhp in total, meaning 0-62mph in 2.8s, 0-124mph in 8.6s and a top speed of 221mph. There’s much more of course, but when the basics are a) Looks Like Old Countach, and b) Goes Like Stink, all other considerations are secondary.

Ah yes, Old Countach. Gandini might have distanced himself from the new car, but there’s no denying the resemblance is strong and that the original remains a stone-cold Lambo classic.

So go on then, treat yourself with a scan through these images of the Countach LPI 800-4 taking to the road alongside its siblings.

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