“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
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.
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.