Exclusive photos of the last Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 leaving its factory


The Lamborghini Countach is one of the most iconic supercars in automotive history – in production from around 1974 to 1990, this Italian exotic in many ways symbolized the excess and grandeur of the 1980s.

The Countach was the dream car of many young enthusiasts who adorned their bedroom walls with posters of this work of art on wheels.

The list of celebrity owners of the Countach was long and even included Mario Andretti.

A whole generation has passed since the last Countach rolled out of the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, but even today car magazines and enthusiasts remember this car with nostalgia.

Lamborghini unveiled an all-new Countach in August 2021 – now, thanks in part to Varryx and its YouTube channel, we have spy photos of the new Countach wearing camouflage sitting and driving outside the factory, taken by Varryx on the ground in Italy.

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The new Lamborghini Countach stays true to its roots

The original Lamborghini Countach debuted fifty years ago at the Geneva Auto Show, and the performance of the V12 engine broke new ground.

For the new Countach, there will be a hybrid configuration combining the V12 with an electric motor.

This new powertrain will develop 769 hp and allow the Countach to go from 0 to 100 km/h in around 2.8 seconds.

Those are solid numbers, but perhaps not groundbreaking in today’s world of 797hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeyes, as well as a slew of electric cars capable of 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds.

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What we learn from the new Lamborghini spy photos

Lamborghini’s original Countach featured stunning styling that paved the way for the “Italian wedge” shape that would become very popular.

Its wedge shape makes a comeback on the new Lamborghini, but this time it’s much softer; the front pays homage to the Countach Quattrovalvole, but the rear of the new car looks more like the Sian.

The most noticeable difference between the old and new Countach is weight – the new Countach weighs 3,516 pounds while the original Countach initially weighed only 2,400 pounds.

That roughly 1,100-pound weight gain is despite the new Countach using lighter materials, but we live in a world where EV supercars hit the scales at over 5,000 pounds due to batteries.

It will be difficult to use sales to determine if the new Countach is a success, as only 112 examples will be made, so only time will tell if this car will drive a new generation of gearheads into Lamborghini aficionados.


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