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Lamborghini Countach LP400/LP400S

Overview

Produced: 1974-1982, 716 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors,2 seats(Fastback)
Lamborghini Countach LP400s (1978)

Italian tractor manufacturer, Lamborghini, its replacement for the outrageous Miura in 1974, the equally impressive Countach. Like the Miura the Countach blended a quad-cam V12 engine with futuristic styling, this time incorporating its own unique "Gull-wing" doors that opened vertically.

The Countach became an instant legend almost overnight. Claims of it being the fastest production car in the world and a totally impractical interior (the windows could only open a few inches and rearward visibility was virtually nil) just added to the mystique of the Countach.

The original LP400 came with a 3929cc V12 and a cleaner shape than some of the later versions. In 1978 the Countach was updated and became the Countach LP400S. It remained in production until the LP500 arrived in 1982.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
3929ccV12 4OHCLamborghini V1282mm x 62mm0

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
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Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
175 mph5.6 s0 s0 mpg375 bhp 8000

Brakes

FrontRearComment
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