Its public debut wasn't quite as pristine as you'd hope.
Arguably the biggest attraction at this year's edition of Monterey Car Week was the public unveiling of the all-new Lamborghini Countach. Some of the excitement of the public debut was diminished by the fact that we saw leaked images a few days earlier and obviously saw carefully curated photos of the car in its digital reveal. Despite the fact that we knew what the car would look like, its presence in person remains something to behold. Sadly, while leaks diminished the drama of the digital reveal, a curbed wheel took the sheen off the public debut. Take a look at the Instagram clip below to see the damage.
Fortunately, it appears that the damage is relatively minor, although we doubt it will be a cheap fix, and almost nobody spotted the scraped rim. We assume this must have been sustained while navigating from the Lamborghini stand at the event, as the above video appears to show the car on a different platform to that on which it was unveiled. Nevertheless, whoever is responsible for damaging these 'telephone-style' wheels will not be enjoying their time at work once the accident is discovered at HQ. Fortunately, it seems that the diamond-cut portions of the wheel were narrowly missed, so repairing this shouldn't be too tricky.
The Countach LPI 800-4 comes with 21-inch wheels at the rear with 20s up front. These are part of a package that includes carbon-ceramic brakes and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. Other notable highlights of the Countach include a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 with 769 horsepower and an electric motor like that of the Lamborghini Sian that adds a further 33 hp. The whole car is spectacular, curbed wheels or not.