The 80s are back: Lamborghini unveils new Countach LPI800-4 with retro styling

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As something to aspire to, the Lamborghini Countach is unrivalled. The outlandish Italian supercar donned bedroom walls across the world, as car-crazy kids dreamt of its scissor doors, exotic styling and almighty howl - courtesy of a naturally-aspirated V12 engine.

Following a number of teaser images, the supercar maker has unveiled their latest special edition model - the Countach LPI 800-4. Inspired by the 80s icon, the modern day rendition also boasts a naturally-aspirated V12, only this time it's producing an almighty 600 kW and 720 Nm of torque. All that power is sent to all four wheels, via a seven-speed gearbox.

Based on the Aventador platform, just 112 units of this homage will be produced. Why 112, you ask? Well, according to the Italian car maker, it refers to the original project name used during the original Countach's development, 'LP 112.'

The performance figures are astounding - 0 to 100 km/h takes a mere 2.8 seconds, while Lamborghini quotes a top speed of 355 km/h. This lightening-quick performance is down to the power and lightweight construction - at 1 595 kg, the Countach LPI 800-4 is impressively light for a supercar.

From the rear, the infamous Countach shape is instantly recognisable, courtesy of the wedged design elements which meet at the pinched taillamps. Lamborghini has said that it will start delivering the new Countach to lucky customers in the beginning of 2022.

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