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Lamborghini Countach LP400

(1974 model)

Brief specs of 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3929 cm3 / 239.8 cu in / 239.8 cu in, 278.9 kW / 374.0 hp / 374.0 hp @ 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm, 362.0 N·m / 267.0 lb·ft / 267.0 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 260 km/h / 162 mph / 162 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LamborghiniIssued from1974
ModelCountach LP400Issued until
SerieCountachNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAutomobili Lamborghini SpACountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerBertoneCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4140 mm / 163.0 in / 163.0 inTotal (curb) weight1200 kg / 2646 lb / 2646 lb
Width1890 mm / 74.4 in / 74.4 inDry weight
Height1070 mm / 42.1 in / 42.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2450 mm / 96.5 in / 96.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1520 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inWeight distribution (front)42.0 % / 42.0 % / 42.0 %
Ground clearance125 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity120 l / 26.4 UK gal / 31.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.72 m2 / 18.5 sq ft / 18.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerLamborghiniValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionlight alloy block & headBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke62.0 mm / 2.44 in / 2.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.32
Fuel supply6 We carbsEngine displacement3929 cm3 / 239.8 cu in / 239.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity327.42 cm3/cylinder / 19.980 cu in/cylinder / 19.980 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.4 : 1
SumpMax. output power278.9 kW / 374.0 hp / 374.0 hp at 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque362.0 N·m / 267.0 lb·ft / 267.0 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)111.6 kW / 149.6 hp / 149.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output71.0 kW/l / 1.560 bhp/cu in / 1.560 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque92.1 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.76
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.08

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed260 km/h / 162 mph / 162 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio311.7 kW/ton / 236.1 bhp/ton / 236.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7.5 x 14Wheels rear9.5 x 14
Tyres frontMichelin XWX 205/70 VR 14Tyres rearMichelin XWX 215/70 VR 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front267 mm / 10.5 in / 10.5 inBrake diameter rear267 mm / 10.5 in / 10.5 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lamborghini Countach LP400

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