Lamborghini’s latest hybrid is a seriously limited edition callback to the 1980s.
The reimagined Countach, unveiled in Monterey, California on Friday, is the Italian carmaker’s second hybrid. Its drivetrain and performance borrows heavily from the Sián supercar, which was introduced in 2019 as the famous sports car maker’s first hybrid.
Lamborghini’s new Countach (pronounced “coon-tash”) has a V12 hybrid engine and 48 volt e-motor, as also seen in the Sián. It can accelerate up to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and has a 220 mph top speed. Unlike some hybrids, the Countach doesn’t have a pure electric mode. Instead, it’s always using a blend of the electric motor and gas engine.
The air vents on the back are 3D-printed and the roof is photochromic, meaning it switches from solid to transparent at the push of a button. There are also four exhaust pipes on the backside.