When we think of supercars, we think of cars that guzzle gas like nobody’s business. For a while, it seemed like the makers of these supercars were resistant to the idea of creating electric models, but over the years, it seems that many of them are coming around. In fact, Lamborghini has recently unveiled their new Countach hybrid supercar.

For those unfamiliar, the Lamborghini Countach was one of the company’s most iconic car designs back in the 1970s when it first made its debut. It featured sharp flat edges that made it look rather “fierce”, compared to the more rounded edges we’re seeing in today’s car designs, but it looks like Lamborghini is bringing it back with a new hybrid model.

The new car is a limited edition model called the Countach LPI 800-4 and is being released in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the original release. Under the hood, the new Countach will feature an aspirated V12 engine with a 48V electric motor, and its thermal engine is capable of putting out 780cv (around 574kW for those who are curious), while the electric motor will put out 34cv.

According to Lamborghini, this means that the car will be able to go from 0-100kmph in 2.8 seconds while also being able to hit a top speed of 355kmph. Speaking about the new Countach, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann says, “It upholds the Lamborghini tradition of looking forward, of exploring new design and technology avenues while celebrating the DNA of our brand.”

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