Lamborghini Countach LP5000 Quattrovalvole – Specs & Performance

Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV Specs & Performance

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 8.5×15 inch
Rear wheel 12×15 inch
Type of wheel ight 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 85.5×75 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
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
Electr. system 12 V
Plugs Champion A596

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 245 Km/h / 152 Mph
0 – 100 Km/h 6.50 sec.
Standing Km 26.00 sec.
1/4 Mile 15.00 sec. reaching 100 Mph

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.