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Lamborghini Countach LP 400 S

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 S

2-seater convertible (cabriolet), 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3929 cm3 / 239.8 cu in / 239.8 cu in, 279.0 kW / 374.1 hp / 374.1 hp, 387.5 N·m / 285.8 lb·ft / 285.8 lb·ft, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 284 km/h / 177 mph / 177 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LamborghiniIssued from1978
ModelCountach LP 400 SIssued until
SerieCountachNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAutomobili Lamborghini SpACountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4920 l / 173.75 cu ft / 173.75 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4150 mm / 163.4 in / 163.4 inTotal (curb) weight
Width2010 mm / 79.1 in / 79.1 inDry weight
Height1070 mm / 42.1 in / 42.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2440 mm / 96.1 in / 96.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.83 m2 / 19.7 sq ft / 19.7 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 (V12)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
FuelStroke62.0 mm / 2.44 in / 2.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.32
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement3929 cm3 / 239.8 cu in / 239.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity327.42 cm3/cylinder / 19.980 cu in/cylinder / 19.980 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power279.0 kW / 374.1 hp / 374.1 hp at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque387.5 N·m / 285.8 lb·ft / 285.8 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)111.6 kW / 149.7 hp / 149.7 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output71.0 kW/l / 1.560 bhp/cu in / 1.560 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque98.6 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed284 km/h / 177 mph / 177 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.90 s / 5.90 s / 5.90 sPower-to-weight ratio
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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lamborghini Countach LP 400 S

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