Just a week after it made its international debut, Lamborghini has confirmed that its new Countach LPI 800-4 has already completely sold out.
Launched during Monterey Car Week, Lamborghini confirmed it planned to build 112 new Countach. Given the whirlwind of coverage in the build-up to the launch, the model’s popularity does not surprise.
The punchline of this factoid is that the LPI 800-4 was sold out before Lamborghini had even revealed it to the world. According to reports, the 112 models were already accounted for prior to the week of coverage it received at Pebble Beach.
Just how much the new Countach is costing its new owners remains a mystery, although some have indicated prices over US$3million a piece.
While the Countach LPI 800-4 has been well received among most, the model has been criticised by some for being too close to both the Sian and the outgoing Aventador in terms of styling.
The division among Lamborghini faithful prompted NZ Autocar scribbler Alex Schultz to have a go at ‘fixing’ the Countach. To check out his results, click here.
As previously reported, the LPI 800-4 utilises a mild-hybrid powertrain consisting of the familiar 6.5-litre V12 engine paired to a 48-volt electric motor. The former produces 574kW of power and the latter 25kW, making for an overall output of 599kW. This gets sent to all four wheels via a7-speed automated manual.
Like the Sian upon which it’s based, the Countach uses a supercapacitor instead of a lithium-ion battery for storing energy from regenerative braking. This is a weight-saving measure, complementing the use of carbon fibre for the panels.
Stomp the throttle, and Lamborghini claims the Countach will hit 100km/h in 2.8 seconds, 200km/h in 8.6 seconds, and hit a top speed of 355km/h. This places it on par with the Sian for acceleration.