The new Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is here finally, and we get a reminder of its iconic status in the motoring world in the trailer for House of Gucci. This Ridley Scott film reconstructs a key event in the history of the Gucci family, with a powerhouse cast including Adam Driver, Lady Gaga, Al Pacino and Jared Leto.
As reported in motor1-com, the futuristic-looking Countach from the Sant’Agata Bolognese company is a timely appearance because 2021 marks 50 years since the wedge-shaped supercar’s first appearance as a prototype in 1971. In 1974 it became the successor to the Lamborghini Miura, another extraordinary legend.
In the preview video of the film, we’re given just a fleeting glance at a Countach 25th Anniversary model. Produced between 1988 and 1990 as a celebration of Lamborgini’s performance history, it was born in the wake of the 1986 Evoluzione prototype, sharing many features including the characteristic silver-gray paint.
This 25th Anniversary Countach, according to motor1-com, featured numerous improvements, so much so that as many as 3,000 of the 8,000 components were specially made. A new set-up and new Ferrari Testarossa-inspired aerodynamics accompanied the same 5.2 V12 engine introduced by the 1985 Countach Quattrovalvole. It developed 455 horsepower (339 kilowatts) and 370 pound-feet (501 Newton-meters) of torque at a time when 250 hp in a muscle car was exceptional. It could reach 186 mph (300 km/h) flat-out, and it was the swan song for the long-lived Countach. 658 were produced before giving way to the Diablo.
Interestingly, on August 9, Lamborghini shared a 20-second video on Facebook, filled with jump cuts including classic Countach posters, and the tantalising message “The new Lamborghini Countach is Coming.”. A few days later, on August 14th, the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 was unveiled