Production of this hybrid tribute to the iconic Lamborghini Countach is limited to 112 units, with pricing expected to be well within the seven-figure range. Lamborghini plans to start deliveries in 2022.
Unveiled during Monterey Car Week, the Countach LPI 800-4 combines styling inspired by the original Countach with components from Lamborghini's current parts bin. The new Countach shares a platform with the Lamborghini Aventador, and uses a hybrid powertrain similar to the one from 2019's Sián supercar.
Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4
That means Lamborghini's familiar 6.5-liter V-12 remains in its usual position behind the driver, and is assisted by a small electric motor integrated with the transmission. Electricity is harvested using regenerative braking, and stored in a supercapacitor instead of a typical battery pack.
The V-12 engine makes 770 horsepower on its own, while total system output with the electric motor is 803 hp. That's slightly less than the Sián, which had a quoted 807 hp. Lamborghini claims the modern Countach will do 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 0-124 mph in 8.6 seconds, and reach a 221-mph top speed. The 0-62 mph time is identical to the non-hybrid Aventador Ultimae coupe.
The Ultimae is billed as the last non-electrified V-12 Lamborghini; an Aventador successor due in 2023 is expected to be a hybrid. However, it won't use the same hardware as the Countach. Instead, it's expected to be a plug-in hybrid, with a battery pack and a newly-developed V-12. This will only be the third V-12 in Lamborghini's entire history.