Lamborghini Gives Goosebumps

“The first Countach has been present in our Centro Stile as a model for some years now. Whenever I look at it, it gives me goose bumps and it serves as the perfect reminder for me and the entire design team to design every future Lamborghini in a visionary and futuristic way. This is an unnegotiable part of our DNA, the essence if you so will. The first Countach shaped the Lamborghini design DNA like no other car; the new Countach translates that unconventional and edgy character into the future.”— Mitja Borkert, Head of Centro Stile, Lamborghini

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The first Countach—pronounced “Coon-tach,” according to Lambo; it is an expression of surprise and wonder in the Piedmontese dialect—had its run between 1974 and 1990.

Lambo has introduced a new version of the supersports car, the LPI 800-4.

Lamborghini Countach now (front) and then (rear). (Image: Lamborghini)

From the design point of view, there is the well known inverted wedge shape.

In addition to which:

  • The face of the new car is inspired by the Quattrovalvole edition, including a long, low rectangular grille and headlights and hexagonal wheel arches
  • The sharp fall of the greenhouse pickup the straight lines of the original Countach
  • There are the classic Periscopio lines that run from the roof to the rear of the car

Odds are you’re not going to see the LPI 800-4 in all of its carbon fiber glory.

There will be 112 built.

But you probably didn’t have $2.6-million on hand to buy a car, anyway.

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