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This is the Lamborghini Countach reborn, on the road for the first time

Two special vehicles accompany it on its debut ride

Just imagine the sound of the V12 echoing through those mountain roads. PHOTO FROM LAMBORGHINI

The all-new Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is an Italian mid-engine hybrid-electric sports car. Its limited run—only 112 examples were made—means catching one on the road is highly unlikely.

Aside from making appearances at worldwide auto shows and those rare-car-sighting moments, it is safe to assume that its extremely wealthy owners will drive these fine machines straight into their climate-controlled garages, never to be taken out again.

Of course, it wouldn't be complete without a shot of the scissor doors. PHOTO FROM LAMBORGHINI

Yes, there are people who actually do drive their supercars, and then there is Lamborghini, who did it themselves. The LPI 800-4 hit the roads for the first time alongside its predecessors: the first Countach LP 400 from 1971, and the 25th Anniversary from 1988, which made the occasion even more special.

Those three gentlemen must be having one hell of a time in these cars. PHOTO FROM LAMBORGHINI

This Countach is powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12, with a mild-hybrid system taken from the Sián. The total system output is 803hp, and it is sent to all four wheels, which explains the “800-4” in its name. The 0-100km/h sprint is done in 2.8 seconds, and it can reach 350km/h before running out of juice.

So while there are no exhaust notes nor driving impressions, it is still an enjoyable serving of good old-fashioned automotive eye candy. This is, after all, a celebration of an icon’s rebirth. And while you are here, feel free to print out several of the photos seen above and relive the nostalgia of having a Countach poster on your bedroom wall.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.