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Lamborghini Countach Is Back As A Hybrid, And Nobody Can Buy It Anymore

All 112 units that Lamborghini will produce are sold out, and their owners will receive them in the first quarter of 2022.

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There’s a handful of cars that virtually all people can recognize, and the original Lamborghini Countach, which was manufactured from 1974 to 1990 is among them. Now, the Italian automobile manufacturer is bringing the ‘80s icon back as a hybrid.

The new version is called the Countach LPI 800-4, and it’s supposed to honor the 50th anniversary of the original release. LPI stands for Longitudinale Posteriore Ibrido, or Longitudinal Posterior Hybrid in English. The number 800 is the total output of the hybrid powertrain (804 brake horsepower to be precise), and the number 4 indicates that the car uses a permanent four-wheel drive transmission.

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Just like the original Countach, the hybrid successor has a naturally aspirated V12 engine, but the engine is assisted by a 48 V electric motor powered by the same supercapacitor technology used in Lamborghini’s Sián. Because the car is made out of carbon fiber and weighs just 1,595 kilograms (3,516 pounds), it can produce a 0–100km/h time of 2.8 seconds, a 0–200km/h time of 8.6 seconds, and a top speed of 355km/h.

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But performance isn’t what the original Countach is remembered for — the distinctive angular and geometric styling is.

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“The first Countach has been present in our Centro Stile as a model for some years now,” said Lamborghini’s design boss Mitja Borkert. “Whenever I look at it, it gives me goosebumps, and it serves as the perfect reminder for me and the entire design team to design every future Lamborghini in a visionary and futuristic way.”

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While the hybrid isn’t quite as angular as the original one (blame years of aerodynamic research), Lamborghini has successfully captured the essence of Countach and produced a car that every cyberpunk megacorp CEO would love to own.

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But even if you’re actually are a CEO with over €2 million to spare, you can’t buy your own Countach LPI 800-4 because all 112 units (that’s how many Lamborghini is making) are sold out, and their owners will receive them in the first quarter of 2022.

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Spotify Is Experimenting With Artist NFT Collections

According to a recent survey, it seems that the currently tested NFT collections are just the first step toward a much broader implementation of NFTs into the platform.

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NFT sales may have declined by 92 percent since September 2021, but that’s not stopping Spotify from experimenting with a new feature that lets artists display their non-fungible token (NFT) collections on the music streaming platform.

At the moment, only a small group of artists are taking part in the experiment, including Steve Aoki and The Wombats. What’s more, only select US users of the Spotify app for Android can see NFTs when they visit the profile pages of the aforementioned artists.

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“Spotify is running a test in which it will help a small group of artists promote their existing third-party NFT offerings via their artist profiles,” said Spotify spokesperson. “We routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve artist and fan experiences.”

It’s important to point out that not all Spotify experiments result in new features. It all depends on the feedback the music streaming platform receives from users.

According to a survey some Spotify users have recently received, it seems that the currently tested NFT collections are just the first step toward a much broader implementation of NFTs into the platform. More specifically, Spotify seems to be thinking about allowing its users to directly purchase NFT art to support their favorite artists.

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Considering how polarizing NFTs have been since their inception in 2014, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many Spotify users have immediately expressed their dissatisfaction with the idea of NFTs becoming part of the Spotify music listening experience.

Other large tech companies are also experimenting with NFTs. Instagram, for example, started testing NFT integration last week, allowing NFT creators and collectors to display their tokens on the platform. Mark Zuckerberg himself believes that NFTs and digital collectibles in general will play an integral role in the metaverse, the new iteration of the internet.

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