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Countach LP500 Quattrovalvole - the SPECS

Countach LP500 Quattrovalvole

Last update on May 8. 2015 in Countach.

General

Type

Countach LP500 Quattrovalvole

Years built

March 1985 - September 1988

Production

610 units

Chassisnr.

ZA9C 00500 FLA 12.798 - ...

Presentation

March 1985 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

2500 mm / 98.25 in

Overall length

4140 mm / 162.7 in

Overall width

2000 mm / 78.6 in

Overall height

1070 mm / 42.05 in

Front track

1536 mm / 60.36 in

Rear track

1606 mm / 63.12 in

Ground clear.

125 mm / 4.91 in

Front overhang

933 mm / 36.67 in

Rear overhang

757 mm / 29.75 in

Weight

1490 kg / 3285 lbs

Distribution

41/59 % front / rear

Chassis

Structure

Round-section steel tubular spaceframe by Marchesi (40 mm tubes)

Body

Aluminium panels with molded fiberglass wheelarch extenders and front spoiler, Kevlar was used for front and rear hoods

Suspension

All-wheel independent, fully adjustable Front : Coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, triangulated transverse levers, sway/anti-roll bars Rear : Twin coils over shocker units, trailing arms, transverse links and sway/anti-roll bars

Brakes

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

Front

300 mm / 11.79 in

Rear

284 mm / 11.16 in

Steering type

Unassisted mechanical rack and pinion, 3.2 turns lock to lock

Turning circle

12.8 m / 42 ft

Front tire size

225/50 VR 15

Rear tire size

345/35 VR 15

Type of tire

Pirelli P7R

Front wheel

8.5x15 inch

Rear wheel

12x15 inch

Type of wheel

Light alloy single-piece OZ-Racing wheels

Rear spoiler

Optionally available

Engine

Type

V-12 60 degree, light-alloy block with pressed-in liners (type LP 112 D) mid mounted (longitudal), rear wheel drive

Distribution

Dual overhead camshafts, chain drive, four valves/cylinder

Main Bearings

7

Cyl.Capacity

5167 cc / 315 ci

Bore & stroke

85.5x75 mm

Compr. Ratio

9.9

Max. power

455 Bhp at 7000 rpm

Max. torque

501 Nm at 5200 rpm

Cooling system

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

Ignition

Contactless electronic with Marelli coil and distributor

Plugs

Champion A596

Electr. system

12 V

Alternator

85 Amp

Fuel system

Electric Bendix pump, 6 double-barrel Weber 44 DCNF, down-draft carburetors, a Bosch KE Jetronic fuel injection was used for US

Lubrication

Wet sump

Drivetrain

Type

ZF five-speed + reverse manual all-synchromesh driving to a limited-slip differential

Clutch

Dry-single plate, hydraulically operated

Disc diameter

250 mm / 9.83 in

Reverse gear ratio

1.960:1 - Max speed 0 Km/h or 0 Mph

Final drive ratio

4.091:1

Performance

Top speed

293 Km/h / 182 Mph

0 - 100 Km/h

4.90 sec.

0 - 300 Km/h

62.00 sec.

Standing Km

23.50 sec.

Capacities

Fuel

120 Liter / 32 Gallon

Engine oil

17 Liter / 4 Gallon

Cooling system

17 Liter / 4 Gallon

Luggage

240 Liter / 63 Gallon

Pricing

European MSRP

188,500,000 Lira (1986)

US MSRP

USD 100,000

Current value

$ 456,625 - $ 524,915
Prices on the Countach are going up, but still far from Miura values.

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