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Lamborghini's Countach is a futuristic hybrid that hits 220 mph

A hybrid blast from the past.

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.

Zooming by.
Zooming by. Credit: LAMBORGHINI

Inside, there's an 8.4-inch touchscreen in the center console, and red and black leather on the two seats. To get in, you have to open Lamborghini's signature "scissor doors."

An inside look.
An inside look. Credit: LAMBORGHINI

There will only be 112 of Lamborghini's new hybrid Countach ever made and the exclusive release is expected to give you sticker shock. Lamborghini, however, hasn't released pricing info yet. In 1980, the Countach sold for about $40,000, which is equivalent to more than $130,000 today. And unlike this super-limited release, there were nearly 2,000 models of the original Countach produced between the mid-1970s and 1990.

As the Countach is a limited-edition sports car, the price will undoubtedly bump up to Sián levels. That car goes for a mind-boggling $3.6 million and was restricted to just 63 available units, making it even more exclusive.

Lamborghini's hybrid Countach is set to arrive to a select group of deep-pocketed buyers in the first part of 2022.

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