Lamborghini captured the hearts of motoring enthusiasts all across the world for a brief time in August 2021 and threw them into overdrive. The Italian company unexpectedly released a teaser video for a new Countach, and then presented it in full a few days later. Not as a concept car or a whimsical representation, but as a legitimate production car set to hit the market in 2022.
We are currently halfway into 2022, and customer deliveries of the Countach LPI 800-4 have begun. Lamborghini recently travelled to Japan with the revived supercar, making its debut appearance in the land of the rising sun. A select group of privileged guests were invited to Warehouse Terrada, where a new red Countach was accompanied by its predecessor, a 1989 25th Anniversary edition that also looked spectacular in red. Lamborghini does not reveal the exact shade of red used on the new model, but the iconic Countach wears its coat of Siviglia Red better than ever.
“We are delighted to showcase the Countach LPI 800-4 as well as the 1989 Countach 25th Anniversary to our Japanese media colleagues,” stated Francesco Scardaoni, Lamborghini’s Asia Pacific regional director. “Since its introduction to the globe five decades ago, the Countach has been one of the most popular Lamborghini models. (Zolpidem) As we begin the first deliveries of the Countach LPI 800-4 to our discerning Japanese owners, we can expect the Countach to continue to turn heads on Japanese roads, as it has for the past fifty years.”
The supercar is officially in Japan, but you won’t see it in a dealership with a price tag. For that matter, you won’t see sticker prices on any new Countach regardless of location. Lamborghini is only building 112 and each one was sold long ago. And with a hybrid V12 engine generating 803 horsepower (599 kilowatts) for all four wheels to handle, it’s certainly just as fast as it looks.