Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 At RM Sotheby’s Monaco

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Countach, Lamborghini reimagined the iconic supercar with a futuristic design paying homage to the groundbreaking original unveiled to the public in 1974. The name — an expression of surprise and amazement in Piedmontese dialect — carried over, but the car itself was reinvented from the ground up.

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Though the unmistakable silhouette, hexagonal wheel openings, and scissor doors remain, the rest of its forms and details have been masterfully reworked. Building on the legacy of its predecessor, the Countach LPI 800-4 sets a new standard of visionary design that will carry the company into the future and inspire subsequent generations of supercars, just as the original did. Still immeasurably impactful, its overall presentation is far more refined and mature—the impetuous Countach all grown up. Likewise, its interior—with harmonious, flowing shapes—is more polished and accommodating than that of the earlier Countach.

Underpinning the carbon fibre bodywork is the chassis of the Aventador and the hybrid powertrain of the ultra-exclusive Sián driving all four wheels. The set-up combines Lamborghini’s impressive 6.5-litre V-12 with a small electric motor drawing from a supercapacitor. Combined output is 802 horsepower. Though output from the electric motor is modest, it serves to smooth out the often-abrupt shifts of the single-clutch automated manual transmission, creating a more refined driving experience while enhancing the screaming V-12’s blood-boiling performance.

With only 112 produced—all sold before the car even premiered in August of 2021—the Countach LPI 800-4 is incredibly rare, making the example offered here a truly unique opportunity for the discerning supercar collector. Acquired new by its first and only owner in Germany, it is one of just five produced in Luci del Bosco, according to the supplying dealer, and the only one specified with a Bianco Leda interior, which also features Nero Ade accents and Bronze contrast stitching. The rich and tastefully muted color scheme is a welcome contrast to the often brash hues of other Lamborghinis, serving to underscore the more refined persona of this timeless classic. Well-coordinated details, such as the matte bronze wheels, black brake calipers, and exposed carbon fibre, add depth to the subtle presentation.

Only recently registered for the first time and with just 110 kilometres showing on the odometer, this pristine Countach LPI 800-4 remains as it was on the showroom floor, impeccable.

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