The first ever Lamborghini Countach was first conceived as a concept car similar to the Lancia Stratos back in the early 70s. A few prototypes later, the Countach LP 400 was born. This beast of a sports car was the stuff of legends. Seen in major magazines, show biz, big shot actors, movie set pieces, and so on. It was an icon of the 80s car scene. You’ve seen one inspired by this in games like GTA: Vice City.
That scene, the hype and jazz, fizzled out in the early 90s. So Lamborghini moved on to models like the Diablo, and Murciélago. However, seems in a year like this, one of the weirdest and rarest moments to happen is Lamborghini bringing the Periscopio back. Probably big time.
Countach Is Coming Back Hard
Looks as if they took some inspiration and notes on Tesla’s Cybertruck. Which revolved around being a simplistic, minimalistic, yet futuristic design, that had some homages to low polygonal cars from video games. Like, you know, the first Halo game; Halo Combat Evolved. Lamborghini isn’t the one to joke around much like the former, their new design carries homage from the old, but also imbues more modernism.
The LP800-4 sports a 6.5 V12 engine hybrid-electric engine, running at 780 to 810HP at 8500RPM. At 700 Nm of torque. All-wheel drive, that runs at manual gearbox around the steering wheel. Like other Lamborghini supers, the engine is placed at the rear. Better exhaustion to pump more power into the engine. 2×2 mufflers for maximum burnout.
The car is planned to be manufactured of around 112 units. This isn’t a full-fledged coupe either, as it seemingly a rearranged Aventador. Starting price of around $2.3 million. Not counting the taxes. It is looking like a super dense super car. The back has a shorter tail, while the front is extended. Pretty bulky. It will be out in early 2022.