Lamborghini To Unveil 800-HP Hybrid Countach At Pebble Beach

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It's the 50th anniversary of the Countach this year.

One of Lamborghini's most legendary cars turns 50 this year. We're talking about the V12-powered Countach, which inspired every Lamborghini model since it debuted at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show from the Huracan to the Aventador and even the Urus. Last month, a render artist envisioned what a modern-day Countach could look like, but Lamborghini is reportedly cooking up a special 50th-anniversary tribute car for Pebble Beach.

Now, a teaser image has been released on Lamborghini's Unica customer app previewing the Countach tribute car followed by a second teaser of the new tribute car under a cover and a video confirming a new Countach is coming.

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The first teaser shows a close-up of the tribute car's rear fender, which features striking vents reminiscent of the Countach. It's also finished in white, suggesting the Countach Homage will get a retro-inspired paint job.

According to reports, the Countach Homage will be based on the Lamborghini Sian, but the teaser image here appears to show bodywork that looks closer to the Aventador. In the recently-unveiled Aventador Ultimae, the naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 produces 780 metric horsepower (769 bhp) and 531 lb-ft of torque. Another leaked image visible below suggests it will be designated at the LPI 800-4. A similar designation to the LPI was used on the Asterion concept, standing for "Longitudinale Posteriore Ibrido", or denoting this will in fact be a hybrid. This suggests a hybrid system akin to that of the Sian but tuned to produce 800 PS/789 hp.

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Lamborghini is reportedly planning to build 118 examples of the Countach Homage. Each example is expected to cost around €3 million ($3.5 million).

This won't be the first time Lamborghini has built a Homage tribute car. Previously, a Miura concept car was built in 2006 but never put into series production. However, back in 2016, Lamborghini built the Aventador Miura Homage to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Miura, which was available with six retro paint jobs inspired by the Miura and featured a carbon fiber interior. We'll find out more when the Lamborghini Countach Homage debuts in just a few days Pebble Beach, which kicks off on August 12th. The Countach LPI 800-4 is allegedly set to be revealed on the 15th.

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