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Automaker Lamborghini has finally announced its new hybrid-engine Countach LPI 800-4 an 802-horsepower hybrid supercar on Friday after several leaks and teases and was released in honor of the 50th anniversary of the original version.
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said in a statement “The Countach LPI 800-4 is a visionary car of the moment, just as its forerunner was,”
“[The car] 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.”
All of that makes for one powerful car. The Countach can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds and zero to 124 miles per hour in just under nine seconds. As for a top speed, you can push it to 221 miles per hour, and it has a maximum torque of 531 lb-ft.
Lamborghini claimed that the Countach's electric motor is powered by a supercapacitor and that it delivers three times more power compared to a lithium-ion battery of the same weight and is mounted directly to the gearbox to preserve the feeling of power transfer you get from a V12 engine.
Lamborghini says of the design, which is more reminiscent of the Aventador than its original namesake. Inside, you'll find an 8.4-inch touchscreen display that includes CarPlay integration and a button labeled "Stile." Pressing it "explains the Countach design philosophy to its privileged audience."
Lamborghini stated that it will only manufacture 112 units of the Countach LPI 800-4 for its privileged audience.