Lamborghini Countach LP400 – Specs & Performance

Lamborghini Countach Lp400 Specs & Performance

General

Type Countach LP400
Years built April 1974 – 1978
Production 150 units
Chassisnr. 112.0001 – 112.0300
Presentation March 1973 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 1890 mm / 74.28 in
Overall height 1070 mm / 42.05 in
Front track 1500 mm / 58.95 in
Rear track 1520 mm / 58.95 in
Ground clear 125 mm / 4.91 in
Front overhang 933 mm / 36.67 in
Rear overhang 757 mm / 29.75 in
Weight 1065 kg / 2348 lbs
Distribution 41/59 % front / rear

Chassis

Structure Round steel tubular spaceframe by Marchesi (40 mm tubes)
Body All aluminum panels
Suspension All-wheel independent, fully adjustable Front : unequal length A-arms, coil springs, tube shocks and anti-roll bar Rear : upper lateral links, lower reversed A-arms, upper & lower trailing arms, dual coil springs, dual shock absorbers and anti-roll bar
Brakes All-wheel Girling disc brakes, vacuum assisted, single servo, twin circuit split front and rear
Front 267 mm / 10.49 in
Rear 267 mm / 10.49 in
Steering type Unassisted rack and pinion, 3.1 turns lock to lock
Turning circle 13 m / 43 ft
Front tire size 205/70 VR 14
Rear tire size 205/70 VR 14
Type of tire Michelin XWX
Front wheel 7.5×14 inch
Rear wheel 9.5×15 inch
Type of wheel Campagnolo cast magnesium

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/cylinderyl.
Main Bearings 7
Cyl. Capacity 3929 cc / 240 ci
Bore & stroke 82 x 62 mm
Compr. Ratio 10.5
Max. power 375 Bhp at 8000 rpm
Max. torque 365 Nm at 5000 rpm
Cooling system Pressurized, twin radiators, vertically mounted either side of engine, with cross-over connection
Ignition Two coils and two Marelli distributors
Alternator 70 Amp
Fuel system Dual electric Bendix fuel pumps, 6 twin-choke Weber 45 DCOE 96/97 side draught carburetor
Fuel type 100 Octane
Fuel consumption 23 Lit/100 Km
Lubrication Wet sump
Electr. system 12 V
Plugs Bosch 235 P21

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 93 Km/h or 58 Mph
2nd gear ratio 1.769:1 – Max speed 137 Km/h or 85 Mph
3rd gear ratio 1.310:1 – Max speed 167 Km/h or 104 Mph
4th gear ratio 0.990:1 – Max speed 249 Km/h or 155 Mph
5th gear ratio 0.775:1 – Max speed 316 Km/h or 196 Mph
Reverse gear ratio 2.134:1 – Max speed 0 Km/h or 0 Mph
Final drive ratio 4.091:1

Performance

Top speed 316 Km/h / 196 Mph
0 – 100 Km/h 5.60 sec.
Standing Km 25.20 sec.
1/4 Mile 14.40 sec. reaching 105 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 19,500,000 Lira (1976)
US MSRP USD 52,000
Current value $ 465,225 – $ 1,320,000
This original narrow body Countach is probably the most highly sought after Countach model