Lamborghini Introduces Rare Hybrid-Electric Countach Sportscar

Lamborghini Introduces Rare Hybrid-Electric Countach Sportscar

Lamborghini’s exotic Countach sportscar was featured in the opening scene of the 1981 movie Cannonball Run. On the car’s 50th anniversary, they’ve now introduced a 802-horsepower hybrid-electric version. Mashable reports: The reimagined Countach, unveiled in Monterey, California on Friday, is the Italian carmaker’s second hybrid. Its drivetrain and performance borrows heavily from the Sin 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 Sin. 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… There will only be 112 of Lamborghini’s new hybrid Countach ever made… TechCrunch adds that “Powering the Countach’s electric motor is a supercapacitor Lamborghini claims delivers three times more power compared to a lithium-ion battery of the same weight. “The automaker says it mounted the electric motor directly to the gearbox to preserve the feeling of power transfer you get from a V12 engine.”Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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