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The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 arrives in Japan -EAST AUTO NEWS

The Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 arrives in Japan

– by Eastautonews.com

On the event of the primary deliveries to clients, Lamborghini Tokyo celebrates the hyperlink between the Countach and Japanese tradition

Sant’Agata Bolognese/Tokyo, June 23, 2022 – Warehouse Terrada in Tokyo was the setting for the disclosing of the Countach LPI 800-4 in Japan on the event of the primary deliveries to clients. To mark the hyperlink with this mannequin’s previous historical past, a 1989 Countach 25th Anniversary was on show alongside the LPI 800-4. The occasion was unique to 90 members of the native press, who had the chance to interview Francesco Scardaoni, Area Director for Asia Pacific, Davide Sfrecola, Head of Lamborghini Japan, and Mitjia Borkert, Head of Design at Automobili Lamborghini. The Countach LPI 800-4 was then delivered to the streets of Tokyo and photographed in entrance of a number of the capital metropolis’s most well-known districts and buildings. 

The Countach LPI 800-4 is a futuristic limited-edition automobile produced in 112 models that pays tribute to the unique Countach, a non-conformist icon of revolutionary design and expertise that celebrated its 50th anniversary final 12 months. The LPI 800-4 is a tribute to Lamborghini’s wonderful heritage, however not looking back. Quite, it represents the thought of what may have been the evolution of the enduring Countach of the Seventies and Eighties into an unique and up to date tremendous sports activities automobile mannequin.

Francesco Scardaoni, Regional Director for Automobili Lamborghini in Asia Pacific mentioned: “We’re excited to current the Countach LPI 800-4 together with the 1989 Countach 25th Anniversary to our media buddies in Japan. The Countach has been one of the crucial common Lamborghini fashions ever because it was first launched to the world 5 many years in the past. As we start the primary deliveries of the Countach LPI 800-4 to our discerning house owners in Japan, we will count on that the Countach will proceed to show many heads when it’s on the Japanese roads because it has been for the previous fifty years.”

The Countach LPI 800-4 retains the inimitable expertise and sound of the V12 rear mid-engine (LP – longitudinale posteriore), incorporating the hybrid expertise (I) developed for the Sián. The LPI 800-4’s all-wheel-drive V12 delivers 780 hp, mixed with the 34 hp of the electrical motor, for a complete of 814 hp (rounded right down to 800 within the identify) and it delivers excellent efficiency, with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in simply 2.8 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 8.6 seconds, and a prime velocity of 355 km/h.

The Countach: beloved in Japan and starring in Manga

It isn’t only a query of gross sales figures however of emotional and cultural affect. Japan has at all times been a pleasant territory for the Countach, with a bunch of fanatics able to have a good time it and make it the protagonist of some well-known Manga sequence.

Manga comics had been first produced as early because the 18th century, however it was from the start of the 20th century that they started to be extensively disseminated, and from the mid-Nineteen Fifties turned one among Japan’s most necessary publishing merchandise. Characterised by being in black and white and having a reasonably easy end, they’re nonetheless learn at present by individuals of all age teams.

The presence of the Countach in Manga comics dates again to the ’70s, when it captivated the Japanese public with its futuristic shapes, angular kinds, scissor doorways, energy and efficiency. This affection led to the publication and success of the Manga named “Countach” printed in 28 volumes beginning in 2004 by the Shueisha publishing home and drawn by Haruto Umezawa. The story’s primary character, Sorayama Shun, dreamt since childhood of changing into a racing driver and proudly owning a Countach LP 400 sooner or later. Twenty-five years later, because of his efforts to see his want come true and expectantly, he manages to get his personal Countach, which finally ends up being the protagonist of varied adventures and racing challenges. It’s a coveted sequence, now wanted by fanatics all around the world and fairly uncommon to seek out full. 

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