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New Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach
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Lamborghini Countach

The Lamborghini Countach is a reimagining of the 1970s supercar. With 803bhp V12 to back it up, this car will be produced in a limited run. The estimated price is said to be around 2 million euros. While most of its styling is directly influenced by its predecessor, there’s one part of the car that’s been completely modernised. The engine of the Lamborghini is a hybrid, with over 800bhp. This is a modern classic. A great example of how cars can be reincarnated to a modern era.

The new Countach is powered by a naturally aspirated, longitudinally rear-mounted (LP = longitudinale posteriorie) V12 engine,  producing the same 769bhp as it does in the non-electrified Aventador Ultimae and driving both axles through a seven-speed automatic gearbox. This alone is incredibly impressive.

This V12 would make the Countach one of Lamborghini’s most powerful road cars, but the addition of a 34bhp, 48V electric motor in the gearbox increases the output to a combined 803bhp. This blend of traditional and modern technology is a great coupling of systems. Extracting maximum potential from two separate systems working in unison. This harmony is a great way to please both parties on the EV debates. Proving that going greener doesn’t mean compromising on power or performance but enhancing them.

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With a top speed of 221 miles per hour (355 Km/h) and a 0 to 62 speed of just 2.8 seconds, this is one extremely quick Lamborghini. The car is described as using Mild hybrid technology, in reality the electric motor provides a few benefits. It will help with low speed manoeuvres, it’ll provide a small power boost & lastly it’ll also help smooth out the acceleration curve of the car. The Lamborghini Countach electric motor  is powered by a super-capacitor. These are supposed to create up to three times the power of a conventional lithium-ion battery that are common place today. This inventive tech helps offset the common criticism of ineffective and inefficient batteries used in EV’s.

Don’t expect to see this Super-Capacitor in all their cars though, as many manufactures go green and produce EVs, the super-capacitor cannot perform this role. Lamborghini describe the Countach as “the poster car of the 1980s and a symbol of automotive and lifestyle ultra-cool”. The car weights only 1595kg, giving it a torque per tonne of 503bhp, likely thanks to all the weight saved using carbon fibre parts. Using the history of the car as their reasoning for making this car a more traditional combustion engine. It’s unfortunate that he super-capacitor is a technology that is excellent but not scalable for a greener future. It’s an excellent excuse to show off this amazing tech.


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Lamborghini is known for standing on its own two feet with its unique identity. Forming from an attitude that laughs in the face of traditional car design. It’s no surprise they’d meld EV and combustion into a resurrection of a cult class, fan favourite vehicle. It makes sense that it’s a limited run but it does make sense.

If we look back at the limited run Porsche did recently it begins to become a running theme. Recently it seems luxury car brands push their ideals of going green but then release a small quantity of combustion engine cars. The cars are dubbed rare and unique. This inflates the price dramatically. It costs more to manufacture less but the profit margin on these extremely high priced cars outweighs the increase in costs. This allows these companies to produce combustion cars, make a large amount of profit from them but due to the limited number of cars produced it doesn’t conflict too much with their plan to go green.

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