What child of the 1980s didn’t have a poster of this V-12-engined supercar on the bedroom wall? The Countach was in production for nearly 20 years, until 1990. Nearly 2,000 examples were built. It has now been revealed that the Countach name will return, but this time attached to a much-modified Lamborghini Aventador with design cues that are intended to mimic the original Countach, such as the oddly angled wheel arches. The Countach LPI 800-4’s 6.5-liter V-12 combines with a 48-volt electric mild hybrid assist produce 800-plus horsepower. Production begins in spring and will be limited to just 112 examples, which apparently have all been pre-sold. The Internet is buzzing with claims that buyers paid as much as $3.5 million to get one.
Lamborghini has revived the Countach name — and some of the old car’s styling cues — for the Countach LPI 800-4.
The modern car’s V-12 engine makes 800-plus horsepower. PHOTO: LAMBORGHINI