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Leaked: 2021 Lamborghini Countach Photos

You know it’s going to be a good Thursday when you get a notification like this in your inbox. 

Word on the street is that photos of the all-new 2021 Lamborghini Countach’s premiere have been leaked ahead of the big reveal tomorrow evening. 

The report came from AutoExpress – along with the apparent photos in question.

a front image of a leaked photo on the 2021 Lamborghini Countach

a front image of a leaked photo on the 2021 Lamborghini Countach

Take a look at what’s floating around the wide web (and yes, we know the headlights have gone wonky in the image below. All the more reason to place bets on what the darned things will look like – and slap the wrist of whoever did such shoddy media workmanship):

a view of the 2021 Lamborghini Countach

a view of the 2021 Lamborghini Countach

The Countach’s 2021 resurrection was announced via Lamborghini’s social media three days ago, to a surge of excitement. 

It’s been a fast 50 years since the original Countach model debuted at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show as the LP500 prototype. 

a view of an original Lamborghini Countach

a view of an original Lamborghini Countach

18 years later, and the iconic 25th Anniversary edition Countach was selling faster than hotcakes for a very nifty $240,000 USD – a scoff-worthy sum for a supercar from Lambo in today’s inflated market. 

a view of an original Lamborghini Countach

a view of an original Lamborghini Countach

To keep the supercar in line with today’s emission restrictions, the Countach will purportedly go the way of the Sián hypercar, housing a 6.5-liter V12 engine with a supercapacitor to keep the dinosaurs at bay while still allowing more than enough pull to play around in the powerband.

All told, we’re looking at around 800 pretty ponies under the hood – and if the 2021 Countach follows even remotely in the steps of the Sián, we’re also looking at 0-62mph in less than three seconds, with a top speed of nearly 220mph.

a view of two Lamborghini Countach in the driveway of a very well-off Italian house, complete with bubble-ivied bedroom. Lol.

a view of two Lamborghini Countach in the driveway of a very well-off Italian house, complete with bubble-ivied bedroom. Lol.

We’ve dug up some exclusive information from AutoCar, who spoke with President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., Stephan Winkelmann, on the matter.

President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., Stephan Winkelmann
President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., Stephan Winkelmann President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., Stephan Winkelmann

The president admits that “a supercapacitor, in our opinion, is a bridge technology which does not fulfill the needs we have for the future to reduce emissions.”

That means we may also see a bit of hybridized technology coming from Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. in the coming years, if not in this model then perhaps the next.

Keep a tight hold of your bonnets, and stay tuned for the big reveal!

Lamborghini ready to deliver 10,000 cars this year

Global sales for Lamborghini reached a record-setting 4,852 units during the first six months of 2021, and it seems they aren’t slowing down any time soon, with the order book already filled for the next ten months or so, until April 2022, so if you’ve been thinking about buying a brand new Lamborghini, now might be the time because you’ll be looking at a long wait before taking delivery of your Raging Bull.

When compared to sales in 2020, this year shows a 37% increase in numbers, and even when we take a look at the 2019 figures, they are still 6.6% ahead of that too, making 2021 yet another record-setting year, Automobili Lamborghini SpA seems to be making a habit of breaking their own sales records just about every year, and if they keep this momentum going, Lamborghini is set to reach about 10,000 units by December, which would really be impressive, to say the least.

Let’s take a look at earlier years, about 25 years ago, in 1996, production was a total of 211 units of the Lamborghini Diablo, and that number didn’t really grow too much over the next years, by 2002 there were still only 424 cars leaving the factory gates at Sant’Agata, keep in mind at that time Audi AG already acquired Automobili Lamborghini SpA. A big leap in numbers came for 2003, with a total of 1,305 units of the brand new Murciélago at that time, and that trend kept going for a while with 2,430 units in 2008, but 2009 would become a disaster year for Lamborghini, sales dropped considerably and only 1,515 units were built, 2010 was even worse with another drop, this time to 1,302 … at that time the model line-up was Murciélago, Gallardo, and the Reventón limited edition model.

With the introduction of the Lamborghini Aventador in 2011 things got turned around, it would become obvious the Aventador became an extremely important model to keep Lamborghini going, and sales started to pick up again, rising year on year from 1,602 units in 2011 to 2,530 in 2014, when another milestone car was introduced, the Lamborghini Huracán that boosted sales in 2015 to 3,245, a number that would more than double to 8,205 units by 2019, with all the trouble we had in 2020 sales dropped 9,45%, but it seems 2021 will more than make up for that temporary lapse in growth, and with Lamborghini introducing a fourth model in the line-up after 2025, I’m confident we’ll be seeing well over 10,000 cars per year being built within a few years.

President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann commented: “This exceptional result is a double confirmation for us. It is proof of the solidity and strength of this brand, which is enjoying growing appeal despite a period of continuous challenges and uncertainty. It also endorses the positive reception to our new industrial plan for future electrification of our product range, in which we will invest over 1.5 billion euros by 2024. Lamborghini’s course is set for a period of great transformation, where technological innovation and sustainability will go hand in hand with a focus on maximum product performance and loyalty to the brand’s DNA.”

While you might expect the entire rise in sales is thanks to the Lamborghini Urus, it’s not, in fact, all three models have seen increased sales figures, naturally, the Urus Super SUV makes the largest contribution to these figures with 2,796 units, an increase of 35% over last year, but the Lamborghini Huracán is still selling very well, especially since the updated EVO and EVO RWD model, from January to June 2021 we’ve seen 1,532 V10 Lamborghini being delivered, a 46% increase, and with the Huracán STO starting to be delivered right now I guess we’ll see close to 3,000 Huracán if not more by the end of this year.

With a worldwide network of 168 official dealers in 51 markets, the sales are about equally spread over America, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific, with the United States being the leader in terms of numbers with 1,502 cars, China, Hong Kong, and Macau together accounted for 602 Lamborghinis in total while Germany received 391 cars, the UK 318, Japan 258, a total of 226 Lamborghinis were shipped to the Middle East and their local market in Italy was still selling 197 car during this six month period.

Even the flagship model, usually a rather slow-selling model, managed to increase sales by 21% to a total of 524 units during the first half of 2021, and while they are still building the final examples of the Aventador SVJ and Sián, production of the Sian Roadster will start soon, and then we’ll be seeing the latest model, the Aventador Ultimae, on the assembly line later this year, being a limited edition model with 350 Coupe and 250 Roadster, that only represents a little over six months of production at Sant’Agata … which makes me wonder … what’s next?

There is a rumor we’ll be seeing another limited edition model being unveiled in August, during Monterey Car Week, and if the whispers are right, this will be an homage to the Countach that’s celebrating her 50th anniversary this year, priced at $3,000,000 each with a production run of 112 units to represent the LP112 internal code for the Countach back in the Seventies, power will likely come from the Sián setup, so the NA V12 combined with electric motors for a combined power output of 819 hp, or more … but nothing is official yet, we’ll have to wait a few more weeks to see the latest and greatest from Sant’Agata to be unveiled.

Lamborghini Announces The Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

The Lamborghini Aventador, in one way or another, has been around for a decade now. Throughout that time, it has had multiple special editions, one-offs, and has even had the ultra-high-performance Sian based on it.

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

Now, however, Lamborghini has brought out the Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae, which is in their own words “the perfect synthesis of the performance of Aventador SVJ and the sophisticated design of Aventador S, in a new definitive model produced to celebrate the iconic V12 super sports car.”

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

The Ultimae will be a limited series car, with 350 examples of the coupe, and 250 examples of the roadster built. And what a limited series it will be.

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

Power will come from the single most powerful V12 Lamborghini has fitted into an Aventador. Just about 780 HP will sing its opera through 12 Italian cylinders at the rate of 8,500 RPM, pushing the Ultimae to a 355 KPH (221 MPH) top speed.

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

0 to 100 KPH (0 to 62 MPH) disappears in 2.8 seconds without using launch mode, and 0 to 200 KPH (0 to 124 MPH) soars by in under 9 seconds. This is because, using the technology developed through the Sian project, the Aventador Ultimae will be made almost entirely of reinforced carbon fiber and weigh a scant 1,550 kg (3,417 lbs) dry.

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

The entire body is also shaped especially for downforce, with an entirely new front bumper/air intake area that guarantees front downforce no matter the speed. It takes cues from both the SVJ and the Sian, shaping the side intakes and skirts to also guarantee lateral downforce for ultimate cornering grip.

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

The ultimate reason for the Ultimae is, however, a bit of a sad tale. As the Aventador model lineup winds down, the Ultimae is the last variation of the raging bull that will carry the iconic 12 cylinders of Italian fury. Every new car from now on out will either be hybrid with smaller engines such as V8’s or even V6’s, or fully electric.

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

2022 Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae

So, in a way, this is the last pure, classic Lamborghini… ever.