On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Countach, the manufacturer from Sant’Agata Bolognese has unveiled the Countach LPI 800-4, a limited edition supercar that pays homage to the historic model designed in 1971 by Marcello Gandini. Thoughts of creating a new Countach began quite some time ago. “The first styling model was presented internally a few years ago,” explains Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s head of design.

“Every time I look at it I feel a thrill, an incentive for me and my team to design every future Lamborghini in a visionary and futuristic way. This approach is a non-negotiable part of our DNA, the essence of who we are. The first Countach defined Lamborghini design in a way that no other car ever has; the new Countach carries the unconventional character and crisp, clean lines into the future.” The Countach’s distinctive profile, with its essential lines running from front to rear, sharp angles, crisp lines and wedge-shaped bodywork, innovated the design of modern super sports cars and future Lamborghini models. Thus, the Countach LPI 800-4 takes its cues from the lines of the five previous generations, created over the course of nearly 20 years.

The final profile is pure and clean and features references to the first version, the LP 500, and the LP 400. The inspiration of the LPI 800-4’s front end to the Quattrovalvole version can be seen in the bold lines of the front hood, with long, low, rectangular grille and headlights, and the wheel arches with the hexagonal theme. The strongly sloping cabin silhouette echoes the original Countach, alongside the powerful, clean lines that run completely through the car. The absence of the wing enhances the rear purity while the airscoops are integrated into the strong shoulders of the car, embellished by the typical Countach lamellar grilles. The air intakes define the profile and the doors, while the distinctive lines of the periscope, cross the roof reaching the rear of the car.

The rear of the Countach LPI 800-4 is instantly recognizable with its distinctive inverted wedge shape, lowered and sleeker bumper lines and the hexagonal design of the three light clusters. The LPI 800-4 sports the four exhaust tailpipes characteristic of the Countach family, linked together inside the carbon fiber diffuser. Driver and passenger access is via the iconic scissor doors first introduced on the Countach and which have become a symbol of V12-powered Lamborghinis. The electrified powertrain, installed longitudinally at the rear, is capable of developing 780 horsepower to which are added 34 horsepower from the electric motor, for a total of 814 horsepower.