Lamborghini Has Confirmed The Return Of The Famous Countach Nameplate

  • Lamborghini revealed today that it will be bringing back the Countach name, and the teaser video and photo show a wedge-shaped supercar.
  • A photo leaked on Instagram shows the car’s full name to be Countach LPI 800-4, with LPI indicating a hybrid powertrain and the number suggesting it will have nearly 800 horsepower.
  • Lamborghini will take the wraps off the new Countach in the next several days during Monterey Car Week.
50 years ago, Lamborghini unveiled the first Countach prototype. Now, 50 years after the world first saw the very different LP500 prototype at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini announced the return of the legendary Countach nameplate and today released a teaser video of the upcoming supercar. It is worth noting that this repeated use of the name violates Lamborghini’s conventions, as the company usually introduces a new nickname for each new model.
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The video did not reveal much information-only a 20-second trailer showed that a child posted an original Countach poster on his wall and then asked: "What did you see? A piece to be hung on the new image wall on the wall or the rebirth of dreams?" The last shot shows a white wedge-shaped vehicle in the distance as the narrator announces the revival of Countach's name.

Lamborghini also provided a teaser image showing the new Countach under a sheet. Although the details are indistinguishable, the classic Lamborghini wedge shape is as clear as daylight. The roadshow found that a picture leaked to Instagram showed the full name is Countach LPI 800-4, which means it will be a production car, not a concept car. LPI recommends the use of a hybrid system. Lamborghini used the name "Longitudinale Posteriore Ibrido" in the 2014 Asterion hybrid concept car. 800 means 800 PS or 789 horsepower, and 4 means it will have all-wheel drive. The strange thing is that Sian, which uses the supercapacitor hybrid system, does not include the LPI suffix, which indicates that Countach can have a new hybrid setting.

We expect the Countach to be a limited-production vehicle, which is too early for a mass production alternative to the Aventador. The Ultimae final version of this model has just been unveiled recently. The new Countach may cost at least $1 million and will be announced during Monterey Car Week in the next few days.