Everything is very fast, like many things that happen in Sant’Agata Bolognese. This was the plot twist in which Kontach appeared today in the Lamborghini bullfighting flock. And, of course, the brand announced on Monday that it would be reviving its iconic V12 supercar from the 70’s, and on Thursday it showed its first car. teasers And Friday introduced it: called the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, it’s a futuristic limited-edition machine that pays homage to the iconic Countach spirit that broke all design rules when it exploded in 1971.
Regarding the new Countach, the Italians point out that its pure forms are instantly recognizable as remaining true to the father of modern supercars (courtesy of the Lamborghini Miura, by the way).
Attached to the chassis, just like its fifties alternate characterThe new Italian business is headed by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine, although this time combined with Lamborghini’s hybrid supercapacitor technology. Thus, the Countach LPI 800-4 retains the unique experience and sound of a V12 installed in the “Longitudinale Posteriore” (LP) mode, but combines it with the hybrid technology originally developed for the Lamborghini Sián (unveiled in 2019).
With a combined maximum power of 814 hp (roughly down to 800 in its name), which comes from the atmospheric propeller (780 hp) and its electric motor (another 34 hp) and is transmitted to permanent all-wheel drive, the Countach LPI 800-4 advances the characteristics of all Lamborghini, with Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds, from 0 to 200 km / h in 8.6 seconds and a top speed of 355 km / h.
“The Countach LPI 800-4 is a visionary, just as its predecessor was,” says Stefan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “One of the most important automotive icons reflects not only Lamborghini design and engineering principles, but our philosophy of reinventing the frontier, achieving the unexpected and the extraordinary, and most importantly, being ‘material for dreams.’ The Countach LPI 800-4 honors this legacy.”
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Automobili Lamborghini stops at an important point: the name Countach – an expression for the Piedmontese dialect and pronounced “Coon-tach” – is one of the few names among Lamborghini models that have nothing to do with bullfighting. It translates as something that causes surprise and astonishment, as today the new Kontach tried to impregnate with his unexpected debut.
This reinterpretation preserves the inverted wedge design that was later the inspiration for upcoming supercars not only from the brand. It highlights the sloping cabin in straight lines with very clean front and rear images. For example, there is no fixed rear wing that is not harmonious in purity. Likewise, the air intakes – to freshen up this large heart – are perfectly integrated into the shoulders of the muscle car, decorated with the characteristic “nostrils” of the Countach.
Access to driver and passenger is, of course, via the famous scissor doors, which were first introduced in the Countach and have become the signature of Lamborghini V12s.
The chassis is monocoque and all body panels are made of carbon fibre, providing an ideal solution for lightness, as well as exceptional torsional rigidity: the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is 1.595 kg, with a weight / power ratio of 1.95 kg / hp. The carbon fiber elements visible on the exterior can be seen the traitor The front, around the windshield and rear-view mirrors, the hood air intakes and side sills, also have a presence in specific details of the interior. The mobile air vents, made with the latest 3D printing technology, and the photochromic roof – which changes from opaque to transparent at the push of a button – give the impression that this racing car, despite its infamous historical inspiration, will also be remembered as one of the motoring legends of the world. XXI century.
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