Lamborghini confirms all-new Countach 12 | 08 | 2021

    LAMBORGHINI HAS STUNNED the automotive world by confirming it will bring back the iconic Countach badge on an all-new supercar. Official details, not surprisingly, are scarce, but a bit of deep research reveals a number of facts. (Related: Lamborghini plans first full EV)

    First there’s the official teaser image (immediately below) from the Sant'Agata HQ, with the ‘new Countach’ encased in a car cover and softly lit, revealing nothing but the wedge-shape silhouette for which the original car was known. What’s clear from this image is the new model will reflect the earlier, LP400-generation Countach; the model which, thankfully, didn’t boast the humongous rear wing attached to later model. (Related: Exclusive — Interview with Lamborghini boss Andrea Baldi)

    The other three images — main picture, and bottom two below, which first appeared on Lamborghini’s official Instagram account — not only confirm the fact the new Countach will have a V12 engine tucked away behind the driver, but also a razor-sharp nose. (Related: Scot Sandy Mitchell powers to British GT title with Lamborghini)


    So; what else can we deduce? Well we know that Lamborghini boss Stefan Winkelmann has already stated the supercar company will transit away from purely internal combustion-powered vehicles and towards an electrified line-up. (Related: Driving four Lamborghinis in 24-hours)

    The fact we know the new Countach will have a V12 obviously confirms it won’t be fully-electric. What is more likely is that it will use a version — possibly introducing full hybrid technology to the Italian brand — of the mild-hybrid powertrain found in the Lamborghini Sián hypercar. That would mate the company’s 6.5-litre V12 with a supercapacitor; the latter would boost acceleration and lower emissions.


    What does all that mean in terms of performance? Power will likely be around 800bhp and, if we take the Sián as a benchmark, expect the reborn Countach, further aided by permanent four-wheel drive, to dip below 3.0-seconds for 0-62mph, and hit a top speed of around 220mph. (Related: Lamborghini Huracan STO)

    It’s 47-years since the original Countach made its debut in 1974, and — no coincidence — 50 years since the Countach prototype was revealed at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show.


    The burning question is, when will this new model finally be officially unveiled. My money’s on the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, which begins on Sunday, August 15. It wouldn’t be the first time a limited-run, hyper-exclusive supercar was unveiled at the Pebble Beach Show.

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    Jim McGill

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