The Lamborghini Countach is yet another star in In ‘House Of Gucci’

August 18, 2021

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

 

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.