Lamborghini Countach LP5000 – Specs & Performance

Lamborghini Countach Lp5000 Specs & Performance

General

Type Countach LP5000
Years built 1971
Production 1 units
Chassisnr. Project 112, number 001
Presentation March 1971 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 4010 mm / 157.59 in
Overall width 1870 mm / 73.49 in
Overall height 1500 mm / 58.95 in
Front track 1520 mm / 59.74 in
Rear track 1520 mm / 59.74 in
Front overhang 780 mm / 30.65 in
Rear overhang 780 mm / 30.65 in
Weight 1130 kg / 2492 lbs
Distribution 44/56 % front / rear

Chassis

Structure Mixed construction, steel floor-plate and cradle in square-section steel (built by Marchesi)
Body Handmade steel construction
Suspension All-independent, parallel wishbones with coil springs, telescopic Koni shock absorbers and anti-roll bars.
Brakes All-wheel ventilated Girling disc brakes, hydraulically operated via dual circuits with twin servo-units.
Steering type Unassisted rack and pinion
Turning circle 13 m / 43 ft
Front tire size 205/60 VR 14
Rear tire size 215/60 VR 14
Type of tire Special design Pirelli Cinturato
Front wheel 7×14 inch
Rear wheel 9×14 inch
Type of wheel Bertone designed Campagnolo cast magnesium

Engine

Type V-12 60 degree, light-alloy block, mid mounted (longitudal), rear wheel drive
Distribution Dual overhead camshafts, chain drive, two valves/cylinder
Main Bearings 7
Cyl. Capacity 4971 cc / 303 ci
Bore & stroke 85×73 mm
Compr. Ratio 10.5
Max. power 440 Bhp at 7500 rpm
Max. torque 498 Nm at 5000 rpm
Cooling system Two cross-flow radiators placed laterally on either hip with two electric fans
Ignition Two coils and two Marelli distributors
Alternator 770 Watt
Fuel system Dual electric Bendix fuel pumps, 6 twin-choke Weber 45 DCOE 96/97 carburetors
Fuel type 100 Octane
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 266.7 mm / 10.48 in
Reverse gear ratio 2.070:1 – Max speed 0 Km/h or 0 Mph

Performance

Top speed 300 Km/h / 186 Mph

Capacities

Fuel 140 Liter / 37 Gallon

Pricing

European MSRP 16,500,000 Lira (1972)
Current value Original car was destroyed in the barrier crash test at MIRA test site U.K