Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV laptime at Hockenheim Short

Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV completed a lap of Hockenheim Short in 1 minute and 20.1 seconds.

Track Hockenheim Short
Type flying start
Vehicle Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV
Power / weight 455 ps / 1539 kg
Time 1:20.100
Average speed 117 kph (73 mph)
Notes Ferrari Testarossa vs Lamborghini Countach 5000QV
Submitted 10.10.2010 by sportauto
Reference Sport Auto 6/1987
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F355  8y ago

SportAuto recorded the same lap time (with a BMW M3 3.2, I think) on old and new layout of Hockenheim Short (change around 1997/1998?). General impression is however that the old layout was a bit faster, maybe by half a second or so.

Resurfacing, temperature, tyre (type, mileage, pressure) and especially driver can always lead to huge differences in lap time. Only a direct comparison of cars by a high profile driver is really informative.

The 'masterbike' motorbike track tests with several pro racing riders and about a dozen bikes show how differently the bikes suit the individual riders - and how much a good journalist rider looses and then an average one...


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Georg  8y ago

the track is not exactly the same as today ... in the past it was slightly faster, the curve at the end of the start/finish straight was wider in the passed allowing higher turn speeds and needed less hard braking ...

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the old shorttrack

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thats how the turn at the end of start fnish looks today...

thats how this turn looks today...

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Mike B  8y ago

It was me :)
I thought it was already here since the Testarossa time is, but the laptime was added to the 25th anniversary so I had to put it in the right car haha


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FastestLaps  8y ago

Awesome stuff! It's like a journey trough time.

http://www.countach.ch/SportAuto1987/index.html

And we get valid laptimes - track configuration is exactly the same as today!

Kudos to whoever added this.

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