A car that adorned a million bedroom walls

22 April 2022

The Lamborghini Countach, the motor car that embellished a thousand x thousand bedroom walls and yet in sales terms, only 2,000 were sold over a 16 years production run.

To provide some context, 3,000 Diablos sold over 11 years, 4,000 over nine years and 10,000 Aventadors since 2011. These names will live forever, but without a doubt, it is the Countach that launched the Lamborghini marque and has had the most significant long term marketing impact.

Marcello Gandini designed the original Countach, an Italian car designer who also designed the Miura and Diablo. Interestingly, he does not like the remake of the supercar. Gandini issued a press release clarifying that he neither was a part of nor was involved with the Countach remake. He added that the project did not have his blessing.

Nonetheless, in their wisdom, Lamborghini has produced their 2022 iteration of the beloved Countach; welcome the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4.

Built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Countach last year, Lamborghini pays homage by introducing the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, a new interpretation of the original 1980s supercar, blending retro styling with modern hybrid technology.

Limited to only 112 examples, the Countach LPI 800-4 shares the same hybrid technology as the Lamborghini Sian, a 6.5-litre V12 and a 48-volt motor powered by a 600-amp super-capacitor producing 802 hp.

All that power is sent to a seven-speed automatic gearbox, enabling the Countach LPI 800-4 to accelerate from 0-62 in 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 221 mph.

The new Countach will start at £2.02 million, representing the base price; the final figure will greatly fluctuate from client to client due to Lamborghini’s extensive list of features and bespoke options.