Watch The New Lamborghini Countach Meet Its Parents On The Road

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800-horsepower Countach LPI 800-4 hits the road with the supercars that inspired it.

Seen at the prestigious 70th Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, the reborn Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of every '80s kid's poster car. Based on the mouth-watering Sian FKP 37 hypercar, the wheeled tribute boasts an incredibly powerful naturally aspirated V12, bolstered by a 48-volt e-motor system and supercapacitor. Total output? 814 horsepower and 557 lb-ft of torque. This is good for a top speed of 221 mph and a 0-124 mph time of just 8.6 seconds.

For the first time since then, the 2021 Countach has taken to the road, the special occasion made even more momentous by the accompanying predecessors: the first and very last Countach models ever made. First seen in 1971, Lamborghini's iconic supercar was a drastic departure from the Miura which it replaced, eschewing the clean flowing lines of its predecessor in favor of the angular, wedge-like shape we're so fond of today.

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The Sant'Agata Bolognese-based supercar maker has said production of the modern-day rendition will be limited to 112 units, a nod to the original Countach's project name, LP 112, first used during development. Racing along Italian countryside lanes, the family resemblance is clear to see: despite appearing thoroughly modern, the revival borrows heavily from the iconic classic supercars, to create a retro yet contemporary design that pays homage to the Italian legend.

The original Countach debuted scissor doors, making it a staple of all their V12-powered cars to come. Due to safety regulations, the new model eschews the evocative pop-up headlamps, sporting a sleeker integrated unit. The outrageous wing, used in later models, makes way for an electronically operated spoiler. Overall, the modern interpretation's final design draws styling cues from all Countach iterations, flaunting the famed four tailpipes and wedge design with pride.

Lamborghini's CEO Stephan Winkelmann describes the Countach as "one of the most important automotive icons, the Countach not only embodies the design and engineering tenet of Lamborghini but represents our philosophy of reinventing boundaries, achieving the unexpected and extraordinary and, most importantly, being the stuff of dreams."

Deliveries of the LPI 800-4 will commence in the first quarter of 2022, says the Italian brand. We can imagine the lucky 112 customers dotted around the world are waiting in anticipation for the arrival of their motoring legend, reborn, with many undoubtedly joining carefully curated Lamborghini collections.

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