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Countach LP400 S - the SPECS

Countach LP400 S

Last update on May 8. 2015 in Countach.

General

Type

Countach LP400 S

Years built

March 1978 - 1982

Production

235 units

Chassisnr.

121.004 - 121.470

Presentation

March 1978 Geneva Auto Show

Type of car

Two door coupe, two seater berlinetta, horizontally hinged doors

Designed by

Bertone, Marcello Gandini

Built by

Automobili Lamborghini SpA

Dimensions

Wheelbase

2540 mm / 99.82 in

Overall length

4140 mm / 162.7 in

Overall width

2000 mm / 78.6 in

Overall height

1039 mm / 40.83 in

Front track

1492 mm / 58.64 in

Rear track

1606 mm / 63.12 in

Ground clear.

110 mm / 4.32 in

Front overhang

933 mm / 36.67 in

Rear overhang

757 mm / 29.75 in

Weight

1200 kg / 2646 lbs

Distribution

42/58 % front / rear

Chassis

Structure

Round steel tubular spaceframe by Marchesi (40 mm tubes)

Body

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

Suspension

All-wheel independent, fully adjustable 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 / 11.79 in

Rear

284 mm / 11.16 in

Steering type

Unassisted rack and pinion, 3.1 turns lock to lock

Turning circle

13 m / 43 ft

Front tire size

205/50 VR 15

Rear tire size

345/35 VR 15

Type of tire

Pirelli P7

Front wheel

8.5x15 inch

Rear wheel

12x15 inch

Type of wheel

Campagnolo cast magnesium, redesigned on 1980 model

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 / 240 ci

Bore & stroke

82 x 62 mm

Compr. Ratio

10.5

Max. power

353 Bhp at 7500 rpm

Max. torque

363 Nm at 5500 rpm

Cooling system

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

Ignition

Two coils and two 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

Fuel consumption

11 mpg

Lubrication

Wet sump

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 / 9.48 in

1st gear ratio

2.256:1 - Max speed 103 Km/h or 64 Mph

2nd gear ratio

1.769:1 - Max speed 130 Km/h or 81 Mph

3rd gear ratio

1.310:1 - Max speed 174 Km/h or 108 Mph

4th gear ratio

0.990:1 - Max speed 225 Km/h or 140 Mph

5th gear ratio

0.775:1 - Max speed 292 Km/h or 181 Mph

Reverse gear ratio

2.134:1 - Max speed 0 Km/h or 0 Mph

Final drive ratio

4.091:1

Performance

Top speed

292 Km/h / 181 Mph

0 - 100 Km/h

5.90 sec.

0 - 200 Km/h

21.60 sec.

Standing Km

26.70 sec.

1/4 Mile

14.60 sec. reaching 101 Mph

Capacities

Fuel

120 Liter / 32 Gallon

Engine oil

18 Liter / 5 Gallon

Cooling system

17 Liter / 4 Gallon

Luggage

240 Liter / 63 Gallon

Pricing

European MSRP

45,500,000 Lira (1979)

US MSRP

USD 85,000

Current value

$ 234,200 - $ 432,860
Not as interesting for a collector as the original narrow body Countach, hence much lower value.

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