2022 Lamborghini Countach Review, Pricing, and Specs
A legendary name in supercar history returns in the form of the retro-inspired, limited-edition 2022 Lamborghini Countach. While it’s essentially a re-bodied Aventador with the heart and soul of a Sián, the Italian automaker did an incredible job recreating the original’s iconic design for modern audiences. The reinvented wedge lacks the original’s pop-up headlights and the massive rear wing that adorned it in its twilight years, but the trademark hexagonal wheel arches and scissor doors are both present. Unlike the old Countach, the new one features a small electric motor powered by a supercapacitor that teams with a mighty mid-mounted V-12 to generate a combined 802 horsepower. Lamborghini claims this powertrain will help it achieve zero-to-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and a 221-mph top speed. Before anyone texts their Swiss banker about a seven-figure wire transfer, all 112 copies of the 2022 Countach have already been spoken for.
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What’s New for 2022?
Lamborghini resurrects the Countach name and likeness for the 2022 model year and the 2022 model year only. While it’s a homologation of the brand’s other hypercars, it’s a surprisingly faithful recreation of the original. It’ll also be sold in very limited quantities, much like the wildly styled Sian.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
The new Countach will start at $2.64 million. Of course, that’s just the base price, we expect the final figure will greatly fluctuate from customer to customer due to Lamborghini’s extensive list of features and bespoke options.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Underneath the Countach’s retro bodywork, which is made of lightweight carbon fiber, is a modern powertrain. Mounted in the middle of the car is an electrically assisted 6.5-liter V-12. A small electric motor draws power from a supercapacitor and combines with the big gas engine to produce 802 total horsepower. This is sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed automated manual transmission. When we had the chance to take one on a short test drive, we noted that it feels very much like driving a more powerful Aventador, with explosive acceleration performance and confidence-inspiring handling that’s nothing like the original Countach. Considering that the new Countach weighs just 3516 pounds dry, the company’s claims that it’ll go from zero to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and reach 124 mph in 8.4 seconds don’t seem outlandish. Lamborghini also says it has a top speed of 221 mph. Every Countach rides on 20-inch wheels in front and 21-inchers out back. Thanks to standard rear-wheel steering, the exotic coupe isn’t too hard to maneuver in tight spots. And if the driver encounters any speed bumps, there’s a front-axle-lift system that’s included to protect the car’s expensive chin.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA hasn’t released fuel economy ratings for the Countach and it likely never will given that very few of them will be built. Despite the fact that it’s enhanced by an electric motor, we don’t have much hope for high mpg figures though, as the Aventador on which it’s based is rated at only 9 mpg city and 16 mpg highway. For more information about the Countach’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
While the Countach’s exterior bears an uncanny resemblance to its ancestor, today’s version has a decidedly more modern interior. The only notable back-to-the-future feature is the red-and-black interior of the version that Lamborghini debuted to the world. Otherwise, its two-seat cockpit is similar to what’s seen inside other contemporary Lambos. There’s a fully digital gauge cluster, a buttonless steering wheel that’s backed by giant paddle shifters, and a slab of switches and other controls on the center console. While the Countach’s cabin can be customized to each customer’s liking, there isn’t a way to address its lack of cubby storage.
Infotainment and Connectivity
As with other Lamborghinis, the infotainment system in the Countach is an afterthought. The most important thing is that it runs through a vertically oriented 8.0-inch touchscreen that allows users to play music or listen to the radio, access vehicle settings and functions, and make myriad other adjustments.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Lamborghini does without the driver-assistance technology that less extraordinary cars offer. For more information about the Countach’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Compared with most mainstream automakers, Lamborghini doesn’t provide stellar warranty coverage. But its protection plans are competitive with those of high-end rivals such as Ferrari and can be enhanced by optional maintenance packages.
- Limited warranty covers three years and unlimited miles
- Powertrain warranty covers three years and unlimited miles
- No complimentary scheduled maintenance