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FULL specifications on the Countach LP500 S

Date posted : May 8. 2015 at 21:03:33


TypeCountach LP500 S
Years builtMarch 1982 - March 1985
Production323 units
Chassisnr.ZA9C00500 CLA12.472 - ZA9C00500 ELA12.795
PresentationMarch 1982 Geneva Auto Show
Type of carTwo door coupe, two seater berlinetta, horizontally hinged doors
Designed byMarcello Gandini for Bertone
Built byAutomobili Lamborghini SpA


Wheelbase2450 mm / 96.29 in
Overall length4140 mm / 162.7 in
Overall width2000 mm / 78.6 in
Overall height1070 mm / 42.05 in
Front track1532 mm / 60.21 in
Rear track1606 mm / 63.12 in
Ground clear.125 mm / 4.91 in
Front overhang933 mm / 36.67 in
Rear overhang757 mm / 29.75 in
Weight1490 kg / 3285 lbs
Distribution41/59% front / rear


StructureRound-section steel tubular spaceframe by Marchesi (40 mm tubes)
BodyAluminium panels with molded fiberglass wheelarch extenders and front spoiler, rear spoiler optionally available
SuspensionAll-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
BrakesAll-wheel ATE ventilated disc brakes, vacuum assisted, single servo, twin circuit
Front300 mm / 11.79 in
Rear282 mm / 11.08 in
Steering typeUnassisted mechanical rack and pinion, 3.2 turns lock to lock
Turning circle13 m / 43 ft
Front tyre size205/50 VR 15
Rear tyre size345/35 VR 15
TypePirelli P7
Front rim size8.5x15 inch
Rear rim size12x15 inch
Typethe first 20 cars were built with Campagnolo wheels, the later cars were equiped with wheels made by Ozetto in electron


TypeV-12 60 degree, light-alloy block with pressed-in liners mid mounted (longitudal), rear wheel drive
DistributionDual overhead camshafts, chain drive, two valves/cylinder
Main Bearings7
Cyl.Capacity4754 cc / 290 ci
Bore & stroke85.5x69 mm
Compr. Ratio9.2:1
Max.power375 Bhp at 7000 rpm
Max.torque302 Lbs.ft. at 4500 rpm
Cooling systemPressurized, twin radiators, vertically mounted either side of engine, with cross-over connection
IgnitionElectronic with two coils and one Marelli distributors
Electr.system12 V
Alternator70 Amp
Fuel systemElectric Bendix fuel pump, 6 horizontal twin-choke Weber 45 DCOE side-draught carburetors
Fuel typen.a.
Fuel cons.19.3 Lit/100 Km
LubricationWet sump


TypeLamborghini five-speed + reverse manual all-synchromesh driving to a Lamborghini limited-slip differential
ClutchDry-single plate, hydraulically operated
Disc diameter241.3 mm / 9.48 in
1st gear ratio2.256:1Max speed105 Km/h / 65 Mph
2nd gear ratio1.769:1Max speed134 Km/h / 83 Mph
3rd gear ratio1.310:1Max speed177 Km/h / 110 Mph
4th gear ratio0.990:1Max speed232 Km/h / 144 Mph
5th gear ratio0.775:1Max speed300 Km/h / 186 Mph
Rev. gear ratio2.134:1  
Final drive ratio4.091:1


Top speed300 Km/h / 186 Mph
0 - 100 Km/h5.60 sec.
Standing Km24.90 sec.


Fuel120 Liter / 32 Gallon
Engine oil15 Liter / 4 Gallon
Cooling system16 Liter / 4 Gallon
Luggage240 Liter / 63 Gallon


European MSRP104,500,000 Lira (1984)
US MSRPUSD 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