Would You Kick the Bugatti Chiron out of Bed for This Rare Lamborghini Countach LPI 800–4?

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Lamborghini has come a long way from its humble beginnings, and its entire range of supercars has turned it into the major player it is today. There is probably no one on Earth who hasn't heard about this company, which can always pick a fight with Ferrari.
Despite being synonymous with supercar-making, Lamborghini isn't resting on its laurels and is about to jump on the electric bandwagon. They've chosen the relatively easy way for that, which is partial electrification, and they've taken the first major step in this direction with the Revuelto.

The successor to the mighty Aventador retains the V12 recipe, albeit with three electric motors that assist it for a grand total of 1,001 horsepower (1,015 ps/747 kW). The ultra-popular Urus is about to receive a plug-in hybrid derivative, too, which some claim that it might retire the S and Performante versions, and the Huracan's successor will also feature partial electrification.

Lambo's fanbase (and not only) can also tell you that the Aventador received partial electrification, too. Well, it wasn't this model exactly, but the Countach LPI 800-4, which used the same underpinnings as the more mainstream model while featuring technology derived from the Sian FKP 37. Its design paid tribute to the iconic Countach made from 1974 to 1990, and it debuted back in mid-2021, with production kicking off the following year.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800\-4
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To ensure its collectible status, Lamborghini limited the Countach LPI 800-4's production to 112 units. During the official unveiling three and a half years ago, the company said each one costs $2.6 million. Nevertheless, since the used-car market hasn't fully stabilized yet, a used one will set interested parties much more than that today. We'll talk more about the Benjamins in a few moments, but first, we have to remind you about its specs.

The supercar's spec sheet reveals that it uses a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter unit. A supercapacitor, which is the same one found on the Sian FKP 37, backs up the V12 for enhanced torque at lower revs. The total output is 803 horsepower (814 ps/599 kW). It can accelerate to 62 mph (100 kph) in 2.8 seconds, which is identical to the Aventador SVJ, and has a top speed of 221 miles an hour (355 kph), three kph (5 mph) more than the aforementioned SVJ.

As for the styling part, we've got to admit that Lambo's design department has nailed it. It resembles its legendary forefather up to a point, and it looks like a Countach from the future. It mixes lots of sharp and soft lines into the wedge-shaped design and has the same taillights as the Sian FKP 37. The steering wheel and seats came from the Aventador, and the door cards, center console, and dashboard came from the Sian FKP 37, whereas the infotainment system was new when the supercar premiered.

Lamborghini Countach LPI 800\-4
Photo: Hollmann
Now, we promised we'd talk about the Benjamins, and we'll start by mentioning that Countach LPI 800-4 we wrote about over a year ago. That one had an asking price of nearly €4 million, or roughly $4,350,000 at the current exchange rates. The one that we stumbled upon more recently and whose images we shared in the gallery above is more affordable. You can become its next owner if you transfer €3,320,100 to the vendor, which translates to $3,611,970.

It is said to be a brand-new machine with a white finish and red interior, and it has 150 km (93 miles) on the clock, or just a little over the delivery mileage. It comes with several options, rides on 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels, has a whole bunch of carbon fiber to emphasize its sporty character, and is ready to come home with you. But don't rush over to the ad yet, as we have to remind you that multiple other high-end machines are available for around $3.5 million.

The first one that comes to mind is the Bugatti Chiron. The iconic hypercar uses a W16 8.0-liter engine with quad turbocharging, making 1,479 horsepower (1,500 ps/1,103 kW) in most flavors. Production of the Molsheim brand's beast was capped at 500 copies, so it may not be as rare as the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, but it sure is more powerful and way quicker. In fact, it can sprint to 62 mph (100 kph), around half a second faster than the Sant'Agata Bolognese's model.

We don't know about you, but the Bugatti Chiron is certainly more car for the money, and if we were in the market for an extremely fun-to-drive toy for the aforementioned sum, this one would get our seal of approval by far. Don't get us wrong, the Lambo is a magnificent machine, but the Bugatti is superior in every aspect, and chances are its value will increase once Bugatti steps into the electric era. You can find the said Countach LPI 800-4 on Hollmann International here, should you want to see it in more images, and before you go there, tell us this: would you really buy it over a Chiron?
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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