Marking 50 years of the iconic supercar, Lamborghini is set to launch a modern day Countach special edition
It’s been half a century since the Lamborghini Countach made its debut, so to celebrate, the Italian marque is launching a new special edition inspired by the ‘70s icon. Very few details have been disclosed, but the model is set to be revealed in full imminently ahead of a rumoured Monterey Car Week debut.
First making an appearance in concept form at the 1971 Geneva motor show, the Countach marked a drastic change in Lamborghini’s design language, swapping the Miura’s curvy silhouette for something a little more angular. For this reason, the Countach was a poster car for many, and 50 years on its appeal remains.
Lamborghini took to social media to post a teaser image of the model along with the caption: ‘We make dreams come true. We did it with the classic Countach in the 1970s. And we’re doing it again. The new Lamborghini Countach is coming.’
No further details have been announced, but rumours on social media point toward the use of the ‘LPI 800-4’ name, LPI standing for Longitudinale Posteriore Ibrido (hybrid). Should this be accurate, it’s likely that the model will feature the 808bhp supercapacitor-equipped powertrain first featured in the Sian FKP 37.
The design remains under wraps for now, but the single teaser image provided does give us a glimpse at a recognisable wedge-shaped silhouette.
Pricing, availability and a full reveal date are yet to be confirmed, but expect to see further details sooner rather than later, with California’s Monterey Car Week already underway.
This article originally appeared at evo.co.uk
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