Lamborghini’s reborn Countach has been outed early.
Images of the wedgy Countach LPI 800-4 have been published online by cochespias 24 hours before its reveal in California.
Based on the pictures, it’s clear the Countach isn’t an all-new model. Instead, it looks to be another special edition based on the Aventador.
The LPI 800-4 name gives us some clues as to what will power the car. The LPI means it will have a version of the hybrid system from the Sian, using supercapacitors to give a naturally-aspirated V12 engine a boost.
800 is likely the car’s power output in metric horsepower, which means the car should have around 588kW, and the 4 on the end denotes four-wheel drive.
Anyway, enough about the nuts and bolts. Does the new Countach look like a Countach?
Up front, the Aventador’s nose has been tweaked to better resemble the ultra angular snout of the classic Countach, while the NACA duct on the side is an oversized take on one of the car’s most famous styling details.
Down back, the shape is Countach but the lights have been nicked from the Sian.
Also new? The hexagonal wheel arches, and the louvred-effect air intake over the driver’s shoulder.
Inside, expect the Countach to follow the formula laid down by the Aventador, albeit with some retro styling cues.
The Countach will be revealed in full tomorrow morning, Australian time. Stay tuned to CarExpert for more.