Lamborghini will resurrect its storied Countach nameplate from decades ago for one last ride before the Italian supercar company transitions to an all-electric future.
The 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 pays homage to its famous wedge-shaped predecessors built from 1974 to 1990, with their sharply angled shape, sculpted rear and unusual doors. Posters of the previous-generation exotic-looking, rear-engine, scissor-door Countach — originally designed by the Bertone studio — were ubiquitous in the late 20th century.
The modern version, which debuted last week at The Quail as part of Monterey Car Week, is outfitted with a naturally aspirated rear-mounted 6.5-liter V-12 engine that, combined with the brand's 34-hp hybrid supercapacitor technology, produces a total of about 825 hp. Equipped with standard all-wheel drive, the Countach LPI 800-4 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, reaching 125 mph in about 8.6 seconds, and it has a top speed of over 220 mph.
With a body built entirely of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, the Countach LPI 800-4 rides on 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels, and it features four-wheel steering that gives it a curb-to-curb turning radius of just under 38 feet.
Inside, the Countach LPI 800-4 features an 8.4-inch touch screen display that includes a special "Stile" button, which, when pressed, plays a video explaining the car's design philosophy, the automaker said.
It will be priced at $2.64 million, excluding taxes. Lamborghini said the first deliveries of the hand-built modern Countach would begin in the first quarter of 2022.