In celebration of the original Lamborghini Countach’s 50th anniversary, Lamborghini has unveiled the Countach LPI 800-4, a new, limited-edition version of the Italian manufacturer’s revolutionary supercar. Said Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of the Sant’Agata Bolognese supercar manufacturer, “The Countach LPI 800-4 is a visionary car of the moment, just as its forerunner was.”

Lamborghini Countach
The new Countach pays homage to the original but remains future focused.

Like its namesake, the new Countach is endowed with a normally aspirated V12 petrol engine. However, for the reimagined version, Lamborghini has incorporated its “pioneering” 48 V supercapacitor technology to the mid-mounted internal combustion unit. Together, the mild-hybrid arrangement sends a total of 599 kW and 755 N.m of torque to a Haldex all-wheel-drive system via a seven-speed transmission.

Lamborghini Countach
Mid-mounted 6,5-litre petrol engine incorporates mild-hybrid tech.

According to Lamborghini, the new Countach can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 2,8 seconds and zero to 200 km/h in 8,6 seconds. Maximum speed is a claimed 355 km/h.

The Countach accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 2,8 seconds

Reigning in speed, the wedge-shaped supercar is equipped with a set of carbon ceramic brake discs, six-piston items measuring 400 mm in diameter up front and four-piston items measuring 380 mm at the rear. Lamborghini claims that, thanks to its stoppers, the Countach decelerates from 100 km/h to zero over a distance of 30 metres.

Lamborghini Countach
The new Countach has a claimed dry weight of 1 595 kg.

The Countach measures 4 870 mm long, 2 700 mm between the axles, 2 099 mm wide and 1 139 mm tall. Ground clearance is rated at 115 mm. According to Lamborghini, the Countach has a dry weight of only 1 595 kg.

“One of the most important automotive icons, the Countach not only embodies the design and engineering tenet of Lamborghini but represents our philosophy of reinventing boundaries, achieving the unexpected and extraordinary and, most importantly, being the ‘stuff of dreams’,” Winkelmann says.