Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Leaks Online! (In Scale-Model Form)
Oh, you thought the Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae was the final outing for Lambo’s long-lived Aventador? Well, it likely isn’t. Alright, it sort of is. While the Ultimae will surely be the last Lamborghini to wear the Aventador moniker, it appears it will not be the last hoorah for the Aventador’s underpinnings, which are due to live on under the limited-run reborn Lamborghini Countach.
Yes, the new Countach will reportedly crib its chassis from the Aventador, but it will seemingly look nothing like the mass-produced (by supercar standards) model it’s based on, as evidenced by both the teaser the Italian brand released for the reborn Countach earlier this week and the accompanying images of what appears to be a scaled-down model of the vehicle (it even looks to include the signature of the head of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann). Credit one of our loyal readers for sending these pictures our way after spotting the little Lambo at Lamborghini Paramus in Paramus, New Jersey.
Admittedly, it’s entirely possible this miniature Italian supercar is not representative of the new Countach, and is instead just a generic “Lamborghini” design. Even with that in mind, though, it’s tough to ignore this big paper weight’s wedge-like shape, high-mounted rear fender vents placed just fore of where the rear axle presumably is, and shapely rear end, complete with fenders that seem to double as flying buttresses. In other words, this model’s proportions look to mirror the most notable aspects of the original Countach. We can only hope the original Countach’s periscope-style roof finds its way to the new one (this model—sadly—shows no such evidence of it, though).
Regardless of what it looks like, we anticipate the new Countach to pack a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, possibly a detuned version of the Sián FKP 37’s, which powers its 34-hp electric motor by way of a supercapacitor in place of a more typical battery pack. Whereas the Sián FKP 37’s 6.5-liter V-12 and electric motor work together to produce a combined peak of 807 horses, the new Countach ought to make 789 ponies.
Where are we pulling this info from? Well, blame a leaked photo of the new car’s model designation: LPI 800-4. LPI, or Longitudinale Posteriore Ibrido, denotes the powertrain’s longitudinal mounting, its location aft of the cabin, and its hybrid nature. The numbers 800-4, meanwhile, represent the car’s power (800 cv, which converts to approximately 789 hp) and drive wheels (in this instance, all four).
The good news for Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae buyers is that it will seemingly remain the actual final time Lamborghini produces a car with a strictly gas-fed V-12 engine. The bad news is that the Countach LPI 800-4 is probably the final swan song for the Aventador’s underpinnings. You win some, you lose some, right?
Look for the new Countach to debut later this week at this year’s Monterey Car Week. We’ll just have to wait to see if the final product shares its proportions with the model car featured in this post.
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