Some Joker Wants $7 Million For The New Lamborghini Countach

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Good luck with that!

The Lamborghini Countach turned 50 this year, and to celebrate, the Italian supercar manufacturer built an all-new Countach using the Aventador and Sian's bones. And though deliveries only took place two months ago, a build slot for one is already up for sale at more than twice the original price.

It split our office right down the middle, as one half thought it was a worthy successor as far as poster cars go. The iconic wedge shape was molded into something contemporary, albeit not as shocking as the original Countach must have been at its debut. With a mixture of retro style and modern design, the new Countach looks spectacular.

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The other half of the office thinks it's a shameless cash grab using the famous Countach name - Lamborghini never before repeated model names. The Miura was replaced by the Countach, which was replaced by the Diablo, which gave way to the Murcielago, which moved over for the current Aventador.

Marketing exercise or not, it was bound to be a smash hit. Lamborghini only built 112 as a homage to the original car's internal codename (LP 112). Lambo also used the mild-hybrid assisted V12 from the Sian, producing 802 horsepower and 557 lb-ft of torque. That's enough for a 0-60-mph sprint of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 221 mph.

Then, all Lambo had to do was hit all the major Countach design cues, slap an (allegedly) $3 million price on it, and presto.

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It sold out quickly, but not all the cars have been produced yet. The model in question is currently on sale on a German classifieds page, which mentions a delivery date in 2022 and that whoever is interested can still spec the interior, meaning that the vehicle has not yet been completed.

The post also reveals that the lucky 112 knew about the car for a full 24 months before it was officially introduced. Priced at the equivalent of $6,929,221 at current exchange rate, it makes the debut car look like the investment of the century. If this 2021 Countach manages to sell at that price, it means its value went up by nearly four million bucks in just three months.

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