WATCH: Lamborghini revives Countach nameplate

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Last week, Lamborghini announced that the Countach is coming back. And during the weekend, the house of the Raging Bull finally revealed the highly-anticipated return of the iconic sports car.

The Countach LPI 800-4 made its awaited return at “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering” a motoring event held in Carmel Valley, Quail Lodge Golf Course, California.

You can check out the video of the official reveal here.

“The Countach LPI 800-4 is a visionary car of the moment, just as its forerunner was,” said Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann.

“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.’ The Countach LPI 800-4 pays homage to this Lamborghini legacy but it is not retrospective; it imagines how the iconic Countach of the '70s and '80s might have evolved into an elite super sports model of this decade. It upholds the Lamborghini tradition of looking forward, of exploring new design and technology avenues while celebrating the DNA of our brand. It is a Lamborghini that innately expresses the marque’s enduring and emotive power: always inspirational and thrilling to see, hear and most of all drive,” added the Lamborghini boss.

The new Countach stays true to its wedge-shaped roots. Its distinctive silhouette runs from front to rear coupled with sharp angles and lines that define its iconic automotive design. At the front is the bonnet with a long, low rectangular grille, and headlights inspired by the 1985 LP5000 Quattrovalvole edition.

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Sitting atop the carbon fiber monocoque with aluminum front and rear frames is a full carbon fiber body with an electrochromic glass fixed on the monocoque roof. At the side are electrically operated, heated, and foldable side mirrors.

It rides on a combination of 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch wheels at the back fitted with carbon-ceramic discs brakes and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.

Owners can choose from a range of heritage colors including Impact White, Giallo Countach, and Verde Medio. Contemporary finishes include paint options such as Viola Pasifae or Blu Uranus.

Inside the Countach LPI 800-4 is a model-specific 8.4-inch HDMI center touchscreen panel to manage the supercar’s various connectivity features. It is housed in a center console fitted with carbon fiber trims that blend well with the cabin’s modern appeal.

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Power will come from both an internal combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor. The gasoline mill can produce a maximum power output of 773hp and 720Nm of torque while the electric motor can generate 33hp and 35Nm of torque. The ICE and the electric powertrain give the Countach LPI 800-4 a combined power output of 807hp.

The hybrid powerplant is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with an electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system and rear mechanical self-locking differential.

Overall, this powertrain setup gives the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 a top speed of 355kph and can speed from standstill to 100kph in just 2.8 seconds.

“The engineering team that developed the original Countach advanced Lamborghini’s pioneering technical approach, delivering unexpected innovations and the best performance available in a production car,” said Lamborghini Chief Technology Officer Maurizio Reggiani.

“That spirit inherently drives Lamborghini R&D, resulting in the pioneering hybrid technology in the LPI 800-4, and the emotive driving experience and top-line performance expected from a flagship V12 Lamborghini,” Reggiani added.

The rebooted Countach will be produced only in a limited run of 112 units. Deliveries are expected to start in the first quarter of next year.

Photos from Lamborghini

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