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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 prospects, 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 prospects. 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 few of the capital metropolis’s most well-known districts and buildings. 

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

Francesco Scardaoni, Regional Director for Automobili Lamborghini in Asia Pacific stated: “We’re excited to current the Countach LPI 800-4 together with the 1989 Countach 25th Anniversary to our media associates in Japan. The Countach has been some of the in style 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 homeowners in Japan, we are able to 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 know-how (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 high velocity of 355 km/h.

The Countach: beloved in Japan and starring in Manga

It’s not only a query of gross sales figures however of emotional and cultural impression. Japan has at all times been a pleasant territory for the Countach, with a number of fans able to have fun it and make it the protagonist of some well-known Manga sequence.

Manga comics have 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 in all Japan’s most vital publishing merchandise. Characterised by being in black and white and having a reasonably easy end, they’re nonetheless learn right now 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 varieties, 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 fundamental 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 hopefully, he manages to get his personal Countach, which finally ends up being the protagonist of assorted adventures and racing challenges. It’s a coveted sequence, now wanted by fans everywhere in the world and fairly uncommon to search out full. 

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