Automobile of The Day : 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4

When Lamborghini unveiled the Countach LPI 800-4 throughout the Monterey Automobile Week, the reactions have been considerably combined, some cherished the automobile whereas others actually didn’t like the actual fact they resurrected the Countach title for this new limited-edition mannequin, protecting in thoughts the Countach LPI 800-4 was created as an homage to have fun the fiftieth anniversary of the unique Countach prototype revealed in 1971, however whereas Lamborghini all the time insisted they might by no means take a look at the previous however solely create automobiles for the longer term, this new Countach rubbed individuals the flawed approach as a result of it’s a far cry from the unique Countach from the Seventies.

On one other word, you need to admit that the laws and guidelines have modified significantly over the past 5 a long time, and whereas Automobili Lamborghini SpA did recreate one bespoke unit of the unique 1971 Countach prototype for Swiss collector Albert Spiess, it could be nearly not possible to do a manufacturing run, even when we’re solely speaking about 112 items as a hyperlink to the LP112 inside code of the Countach within the Seventies, to make use of the then-current Aventador underpinnings to reskin as a Countach restomod so to talk.

For the 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 we’re speaking in regards to the LP for Longitudinale Posteriore, the place of the large 6.5-Liter V12 engine behind the seats in a longitudinal place as a mid-engine, the I stands for Ibrido, or hybrid as there’s a 34 hp electrical motor on this particular automobile (much like the Lamborghini Sián), the 800 is meant to be the full energy output of the engine, extra on that later, whereas the -4 depicts we’re taking a look at a four-wheel drive transmission that may shift energy to the entrance wheels when traction is misplaced on the massively large rear wheels.

About that 800hp energy output, it’s not totally appropriate, it ought to be LPI 819-4 to be precise as we’re speaking about 785 hp from the NA V12 engine and an extra 34 hp from the electrical motor powered by a supercapacitor … however in some way LPI 800-4 sounds so much higher, in order that’s have been we ended up, and if you need to know the way this swansong restricted manufacturing Aventador based mostly Countach sounds and what she’s to drive, check out this current evaluation from well-known Fifth Gear on YouTube once they take the prototype automobile from Lamborghini that’s now on show on the Museo in Sant’Agata onto the street in Scotland: