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Countach LP500 S - the SPECS

Countach LP500 S

Last update on May 8. 2015 in Countach.

General

Type

Countach LP500 S

Years built

March 1982 - March 1985

Production

323 units

Chassisnr.

ZA9C00500 CLA12.472 - ZA9C00500 ELA12.795

Presentation

March 1982 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

4140 mm / 162.7 in

Overall width

2000 mm / 78.6 in

Overall height

1070 mm / 42.05 in

Front track

1532 mm / 60.21 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, rear spoiler 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 ATE ventilated disc brakes, vacuum assisted, single servo, twin circuit

Front

300 mm / 11.79 in

Rear

282 mm / 11.08 in

Steering type

Unassisted mechanical rack and pinion, 3.2 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

the first 20 cars were built with Campagnolo wheels, the later cars were equiped with wheels made by Ozetto in electron

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

4754 cc / 290 ci

Bore & stroke

85.5x69 mm

Compr. Ratio

9.2

Max. power

375 Bhp at 7000 rpm

Max. torque

302 Lbs.ft. at 4500 rpm

Cooling system

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

Ignition

Electronic with two coils and one Marelli distributors

Electr. system

12 V

Alternator

70 Amp

Fuel system

Electric Bendix fuel pump, 6 horizontal twin-choke Weber 45 DCOE side-draught carburetors

Fuel consumption

19.3 Lit/100 Km

Lubrication

Wet sump

Drivetrain

Type

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

Clutch

Dry-single plate, hydraulically operated

Disc diameter

241.3 mm / 9.48 in

1st gear ratio

2.256:1 - Max speed 105 Km/h or 65 Mph

2nd gear ratio

1.769:1 - Max speed 134 Km/h or 83 Mph

3rd gear ratio

1.310:1 - Max speed 177 Km/h or 110 Mph

4th gear ratio

0.990:1 - Max speed 232 Km/h or 144 Mph

5th gear ratio

0.775:1 - Max speed 300 Km/h or 186 Mph

Reverse gear ratio

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

Final drive ratio

4.091:1

Performance

Top speed

300 Km/h / 186 Mph

0 - 100 Km/h

5.60 sec.

Standing Km

24.90 sec.

Capacities

Fuel

120 Liter / 32 Gallon

Engine oil

15 Liter / 4 Gallon

Cooling system

16 Liter / 4 Gallon

Luggage

240 Liter / 63 Gallon

Pricing

European MSRP

104,500,000 Lira (1984)

US MSRP

USD 102,000

Current value

$ 275,000 - $ 432,860
Still not as valuable as an original LP400 and many prefer a Quattrovalvole over the LP500 S

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