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Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 revealed – the legend returns – Information by Automobilnews.eu

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 revealed – the legend returns


How do you even start to method the job of reimagining the Lamborghini Countach? It’s a dangerous train, as extra than simply being an icon for Lamborghini, it’s additionally the automotive that arguably outlined the notion of a bed room wall poster supercar. But it’s a path Lambo has determined to tread in revealing the limited-run Countach LPI 800-4, itself a celebration of fifty years because the unique Countach idea first surprised the crowds on the 1971 Geneva motor present.

Powertrain and efficiency

The brand new Countach will probably be restricted to 112 items as certainly one of Lamborghini’s ‘few-of’ fashions in a similar way to the Sián. The chassis and powertrain are derived from that very same automotive, with the physique constructed on a carbonfibre monocoque with aluminium subframes at both finish supporting the suspension and axles. The brand new Countach additionally utilises the identical naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine assisted by a compact electrical motor. Collectively the powertrain’s whole energy output is 803bhp, with 32bhp of that determine coming from the electrical motor. The electrical motor itself is powered by a small supercapacitor in favour of a extra conventional battery, which is each lighter and more practical at quickly deploying and gathering electrical energy. 

Energy goes to all-four wheels through a seven-speed impartial shifting rod (ISR) single-clutch automated guide transmission, and there’s additionally rear-wheel steering, magnetic dampers for the pushrod suspension and the newest car dynamics administration system that centrally collates the info inputted from its varied sensors to extra precisely management the varied electrical and stability techniques. Efficiency is near-identical to the Sián, reaching 62mph in 2.8sec, 124mph in 8.9sec and occurring to a claimed 220mph prime velocity. 

Design

However all of this technical {hardware} comes second to the job of reimagining the Countach’s iconic type, one initially penned by automotive design legend Marcello Gandini for Italian design home Bertone. The resemblance between the 2 is uncanny, with a wide range of shapes and detailing which might be knowledgeable by totally different Countach iterations over its 26 12 months manufacturing run. Probably the most substantial affect is taken from the unique 1971 idea, maybe the purest interpretation of Gandini’s design, and the one to incorporate the slatted intakes aft of the window glass.

From right here, although, the brand new Countach LPI 800-4 is filled with components from the Countach’s biggest hits, from glass detailing on the roof referencing the unique LP400 ‘Periscopio’ roadcar, and a chunky decrease lip impressed by the later Quattrovalvole. Even the color and trim of this preliminary present automotive references Ferruccio’s personal LP400 S firm automotive, sharing the identical Bianco Siderale exterior color and two-tone purple and black inside. In actual fact, Lamborghini will probably be re-releasing a spread of iconic historic hues from the Countach’s again catalogue.

But constructing on these retro components, is each new expertise and proportions which see extra of Lamborghini’s modern motifs featured. The slimline LED headlights basically negate the necessity for big rectangular headlights that had been in any other case hidden away below the enduring pop-up covers, and supersized ducts alongside the flanks are constructed of carbonfibre, referencing the enduring NACA duct from earlier Countaches in ideology, if not execution. The rear finish once more takes a recognisable graphic from historic Countaches, however intersects it with modern lighting components and the required openings to maintain that V12 powertrain cool. But whereas a contemporary Countach won’t ever have the ability to mimic an unique as a consequence of technical rules and the bodily development of its technical parts, it’s a refreshing change to the much more complicated and aero-driven design that Lamborghini’s present design language has purveyed during the last decade or so. Whether or not this kind of simplified aesthetic finds its approach to Lambo’s future series-production fashions stays to be seen.

Lamborghini has not but introduced pricing, however the 112 items will attain clients from early subsequent 12 months. With the Aventador’s successor on its method, the Countach will possible be one of many final ‘few-of’ fashions to be constructed on the present V12 Lamborghini structure, and with none open-top Countach fashions within the again catalogue, this one will possible stay a coupe. 

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