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Lamborghini Countach LP400S

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Engine


Type : V-12 60 degree, light-alloy block with pressed-in liners mid mounted (longitudal), rear wheel drive

Distribution : Dual overhead camshafts, chain drive, two valves/cylinder

Main bearings : 7

Cyl. Capacity : 3929 cc

Bore & stroke : 82 mm x 62 mm

Compr. ratio : 10.5:1

Max. power : 353 bhp at 7500 rpm

Max. torque : 363 Nm (267 lbs.ft.) at 5500 rpm

Cooling system: Pressurized, twin radiators, vertically mounted either side of engine, with cross-over connection

Ignition : Two coils and one Marelli distributors

Plugs : Bosch 235 P21

Electr. system : 12 V

Alternator : 70 Amp

Fuel system : Dual electric Bendix fuel pumps, 6 twin-choke Weber 45 DCOE 96/97 side draught carburetors

Fuel type : 100 Octane Premium

Fuel cons. : 11 mpg

Lubrication : Wet sump


Performance


Top speed : 292 Km/h (180 Mph)

0 - 100 Km/h : 5.9 sec

0 - 200 Km/h : 21.6 sec

0 - 100 Mph : 14.4 sec

Standing Km : 26.7 sec

Standing 1/4 mi : 14.6 sec reaching a speed of 100.5 Mph


Drivetrain


Type : Lamborghini five-speed + reverse manual all-synchromesh driving to a Lamborghini limited-slip differential

Clutch : Fichtel & Sachs dry-single plate, hydraulically operated

Disc diameter : 241.3 mm (9.5 in)

1st gear ratio : 2.256:1 Max. speed : 64 Mph

2nd gear ratio : 1.769:1 Max. speed : 81 Mph

3rd gear ratio : 1.310:1 Max. speed : 108 Mph

4th gear ratio : 0.990:1 Max. speed : 140 Mph

5th gear ratio : 0.775:1 Max. speed : 180 Mph

Rev. gear ratio : 2.134:1

Final drive ratio : 4.091:1


Chassis


Structure : Round steel tubular spaceframe by Marchesi (40 mm tubes)

Body : Aluminium panels with molded fiberglass wheelarch extenders and front spoiler, rear spoiler optionally available

Suspension : All-wheel independent

Front : Unequal length wishbones, coil spring/damper units, anti-roll bar

Rear : Upper lateral links, lower reversed wishbones, upper and lower trailing arms,twin coil spring/damper units

Brakes : All-wheel ventilated ATE disc brakes, vacuum assisted, single servo, twin circuit

Front : 300 mm x 32 mm

Rear : 284 mm

Steering type : Unassisted rack and pinion, 3.1 turns lock to lock

Turning circle : 13 m

Front tyre size : 205/50 VR 15

Rear tyre size : 345/35 VR 15

Type : Pirelli P7

Front rim size : 8.5x15 inch

Rear rim size : 12 inch x 15 inch

Type : Campagnolo cast magnesium, redesigned on 1980 model


Dimensions


Wheelbase : 2450 mm (96.5 in)

Overall length : 4140 mm (163 in)

Overall width : 2000 mm (78.7 in)

Overall height : 1039 mm (40.9 in) from 1980 on raised to : 1070 mm (42 in)

Front track : 1492 mm (58.7 in)

Rear track : 1606 mm (63.2 in)

Ground clear. : 110 mm (4.0 in) from 1980 on raised to : 124.5 mm (4.9 in)

Front overhang : 933 mm (36.7 in)

Rear overhang : 757 mm (29.8 in)

Weight : 1200 kg (2645 Lbs)

Distribution : 42/58 % front / rear


Capacities


Fuel : 120 Lt in two tanks

Engine oil : 17.5 Lt.

Cooling system : 17 Lt.

Luggage : 240 Lt


Cost


Price : $ 85,000 (MSRP in 1979)

Current value : $ 59,000 - $ 68,500 (based on sales in 1999)


Lamborghini Countach LP400S designed by : Bertone, Marcello Gandini

Years of production : 1978 - 1982

Countach LP400S built by : Automobili Lamborghini SpA


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