Lamborghini Tokyo celebrates the connection between the Countach and Japanese culture
Automobili Lamborghini New Countach Showcase. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Terrada WAREHOUSE in Tokyo was the setting for the unveiling of the Countach LPI 800-4 in Japan for the first customer deliveries.
To mark the link with the past history of this model, a Countach 25th anniversary from 1989 was displayed alongside the LPI 800-4.
The event was exclusive to 90 members of the local press, who had the opportunity to interview Francesco Scardaoni, Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, Davide Sfrecola, Head of Lamborghini Japan, and Mitjia Borkert, Head of Design at Lamborghini cars. The Countach LPI 800-4 was then taken to the streets of Tokyo and photographed in front of some of the capital’s most famous neighborhoods and buildings.
The Countach LPI 800-4 is a futuristic limited-edition car produced in 112 examples that pays homage to the original Countach, a maverick icon of groundbreaking design and technology that celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. The LPI 800-4 is a tribute to Lamborghini’s glorious heritage, but not in retrospect. Rather, it represents the idea of what could have been the evolution of the iconic Countach of the 70s and 80s into an exclusive and contemporary super sports car model.
The Countach LPI 800-4 retains the unmistakable experience and sound of the V12 rear mid-engine (LP – longitudinale posteriore), incorporating the hybrid technology developed for the Sián.
The Countach’s presence in Manga comics dates back to the 70s, when it captivated Japanese audiences with its futuristic shapes, angular shapes, scissor doors, power and performance. This affection led to the publication and success of the Manga named “Countach” published in 28 volumes from 2004 by Shueisha publishing house and drawn by Haruto Umezawa.