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The Lamborghini Countach is back 50 years after it first launched

by | Last updated on Jul 13, 2022 at 3:11PM | Published on Jul 6, 2022 | Car Reviews

A long 50 years after it first launched, the Lamborghini Countach is back.

One of the original mid-engined supercars, this bedroom wall poster car has been reimagined for the 21st Century.

Watch Supercar Blondie’s Alex Hirschi drive it here!

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Officially called the Countach LPI 800-4, its underneath is based on the Lamborghini Sian.

The name alludes to its 800-plus-horsepower naturally aspirated V12 engine and all-wheel drive system.

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When Supercar Blondie’s Alex Hirschi got to take it for a spin in Italy she said “it sounds like a storm brewing”.

“It’s crazy, I absolutely love the sound of it,” she said.

Visually, it pays homage to the many Countach variants made between 1972 and 1990.

The sleek headlights and triple taillights are an obvious design link.

Its quad exhaust pipes are laid out exactly the same as on an original Countach, too.

The circular inner spokes of the wheels are a clear link to the ‘phone dial’ wheels 80s Countaches wore.

There are plenty of other similarities like the side air intake design as well.

Of course, it still has scissor doors.

But its retractable wing isn’t quite the same as that on the classic 25th Anniversary model.

The interior is closer to that of a modern Lamborghini rather than the original, with its big touchscreen and self-dimming sunroof in the middle of the cabin.

However, the red leather and white exterior paint is a classic color combo for the Countach.

Indeed, company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini had his Countach painted these colors.

This one is painted white but has little blue specks in it, to make it glisten in the sun.

The back wheels are 21 inches and the front wheels are 20, giving it Lamborghini’s famous aggressive, forward-leaning design.

It can rocket from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in just 2.8 seconds.

There’s also an electric motor between the V12 and the gearbox powered by a super-capacitor.

This adds extra power when you floor it on the way out of a corner.

Alex also noted that it was not as heavy as an Aventador, which she loved.

Just 112 examples of the new Countach will be made – plus car number zero, the car Alex drove that Lamborghini will keep hold of as a show car.

Unfortunately, every single one of them is already sold, each priced at $2.6 million.

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