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Countach LP5000 - the SPECS

Countach LP5000

Last update on October 19. 2010 in Countach.

General

Type

Countach LP5000

Years built

1971

Production

1 units

Chassisnr.

Project 112, number 001

Presentation

March 1971 Geneva Auto Show

Type of car

Two door coupe, two seater berlinetta, horizontally hinged doors

Designed by

Marcello Gandini for Bertone

Built by

Automobili Lamborghini SpA

Dimensions

Wheelbase

2450 mm / 96.29 in

Overall length

4010 mm / 157.59 in

Overall width

1870 mm / 73.49 in

Overall height

1070 mm / 42.05 in

Front track

1500 mm / 58.95 in

Rear track

1520 mm / 59.74 in

Front overhang

780 mm / 30.65 in

Rear overhang

780 mm / 30.65 in

Weight

1130 kg / 2492 lbs

Distribution

44/56 % front / rear

Chassis

Structure

Mixed construction, steel floor-plate and cradle in square-section steel (built by Marchesi)

Body

Handmade steel construction

Suspension

All-independent, parallel wishbones with coil springs, telescopic Koni shock absorbers and anti-roll bars.

Brakes

All-wheel ventilated Girling disc brakes, hydraulically operated via dual circuits with twin servo-units.

Steering type

Unassisted rack and pinion

Turning circle

13 m / 43 ft

Front tire size

205/60 VR 14

Rear tire size

215/60 VR 14

Type of tire

Special design Pirelli Cinturato

Front wheel

7x14 inch

Rear wheel

9x14 inch

Type of wheel

Bertone designed Campagnolo cast magnesium

Engine

Type

V-12 60 degree, light-alloy block, mid mounted (longitudal), rear wheel drive

Distribution

Dual overhead camshafts, chain drive, two valves/cylinder

Main Bearings

7

Cyl.Capacity

4971 cc / 303 ci

Bore & stroke

85x73 mm

Compr. Ratio

10.5

Max. power

440 Bhp at 7500 rpm

Max. torque

498 Nm at 5000 rpm

Cooling system

Two cross-flow radiators placed laterally on either hip with two electric fans

Ignition

Two coils and two Marelli distributors

Plugs

Bosch 235 P21

Electr. system

12 V

Alternator

770 Watt

Fuel system

Dual electric Bendix fuel pumps, 6 twin-choke Weber 45 DCOE 96/97 carburetors

Fuel type

100 Octane

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

Reverse gear ratio

2.070:1 - Max speed 0 Km/h or 0 Mph

Performance

Top speed

300 Km/h / 186 Mph

Capacities

Fuel

140 Liter / 37 Gallon

Pricing

European MSRP

16,500,000 Lira (1972)

Current value

Original car was destroyed in the barrier crash test at MIRA test site U.K.

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