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Lamborghini Countach LP400 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1065-1380 kg (2348-3042 lbs)
Introduced 1974
Origin country Italy
Gas mileage 29.6-18.8 l/100 km (8-13 mpg US / 10-15 mpg UK)
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Acceleration (mph)

0 - 30 mph3.7 s
0 - 40 mph4.6 s
0 - 50 mph5.5 s
0 - 60 mph6.8 s
0 - 70 mph8.2 s
0 - 80 mph9.6 s
0 - 100 mph11.5 s
0 - 120 mph18.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile9.4 s @ 90.7 mph
1/4 mile14.4 s

Acceleration (kph)

0 - 40 kph1.8 s
0 - 60 kph2.6 s
0 - 80 kph3.9 s
0 - 100 kph5.0 s
0 - 120 kph6.2 s
0 - 140 kph8.1 s
0 - 160 kph11.5 s
0 - 180 kph15.9 s
0 - 200 kph18.7 s
1000 m24.3 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph3.6 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph13.5 s
Lamborghini Countach LP400 acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed299 kph (186 mph)
Est. max acceleration0.60 g (6 m/s²)
Est. emissions468 g/km
Lateral acceleration0.84 g (8 m/s²)
60 mph - 043 m (140 ft)

Powertrain specs

Engine type V12
Displacement 3.9 l (238 ci)
Power 375 ps (370 bhp / 276 kw)
Torque 368 Nm (271 lb-ft)
Power / liter 96 ps (95 hp)
Power / weight 289 ps (285 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 284 Nm (209 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 17 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

Interior noise

Noise @ idle73 dB
Noise @ 50 kph79 dB
Noise @ 80 kph83 dB
Noise @ 100 kph85 dB
Noise @ 160 kph91 dB
Noise @ 180 kph93 dB
Noise @ 30 mph77 dB
Noise @ 50 mph84 dB
Noise @ 70 mph87 dB
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Hans 1955  3m ago

0 - 100 kph → 5.0 s
0 - 60 mph → 6.8 s
60 mphs ≈ 96.56 kmh
It travels in time?


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196ss  8m ago

Year of introduction still needs to be corrected.


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FastestLaps  8m ago

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196ss  8m ago

@Fastestlaps
Please correct the year of introduction. In 1971 just a concept Countach LP500 was shown. LP400 was in production in 1974-1978.
And please add data from R&T test below.


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Topper42  9m ago

Although it looks pretty streamlined the CD figure of the Countach was not particularly good and later models with all the extra scoops and bodykit (particularly with the rear wing) were particularly bad. The 25th Anniversary model, without the optional rear wing would have had the highest top speed, though not over 190mph


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196ss  10m ago

Road & Track February 1976:
0-30 mph 3,7 sec
0-40 mph 4,6 sec
0-50 mph 5,5 sec
0-60 mph 6,8 sec
0-70 mph 8,2 sec
0-80 mph 9,6 sec
0-100 mph 13,3 sec
0-120 mph 18,2 sec
1/4 mile - 14,4 sec 105,5 mph
60-0 mph 140ft
80-0 mph 238ft
skidpad - 0,838 g
700ft slalom - 60,4 mph
Curb weight - 2850 lbs
Noise:
Maximum, 1st gear - 102 dBA (!!!)


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196ss  10m ago

Ruoteclassiche 07/2000:
0-60 kph 2,6 sec
0-120 kph 6,2 sec
0-140 kph 8,1 sec
top speed - 299,2 kph


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Sergio Ferrero  1y ago

Fue construido entre 1974 y 1978, pero el prototipo se presentó en 1971


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196ss  8y ago

Year of introduction - 1974.


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Shaggy  9y ago

@ Fangio Man: Yeah, I just noticed the mistake, in 1971, Lamborghini still had the Miura!


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Fangio Man  9y ago

Was not it built from 1974-1978?


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Mike B  11y ago

Marco claims were real, I've found scans

And the website with results

http://www.quattroruote.it/autoclassiche/automoto/protagoniste/visualizza_articolo.cfm?codice=8803&sez=Protagoniste


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sam11855  11y ago

my dads fav


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Trix  12y ago

Countach LP400
motore: 3929cc V12
375cv a 8000 rpm
peso: 1370kg
gomme ant. 205/70-VR14,
post 215/70-VR14
vel. max: 309 km/h
0-100: 5,6s
0-160: 13,1s
400m: 14,1s
accelerazione laterale max: 0,838 G


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Anonymous  13y ago

Or Crap.


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GT5  13y ago

1 word to describe this car and tht would be SEX


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Anonymous  13y ago

Top speed is 288 km/h not 316. Please correct it! Thanks!


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Anonymous  14y ago

For its time it was awesome! But whats hard to beleive is in over 35 years they could only improve the 0-60 from 5.5 to 3.8?


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marco  15y ago

I try to explain better, but my english is not so good.
Ruoteclassiche is an italian magazine that tests only classic car.
It's a modern magazine, so the car are tested now.
It's not on old test but a modern test of old cars.
LP 400 is tested in july/august 2000 number.
They say this car was presented in 1971 (Ginevra) and the model they tested it's the first LP 400 serie which is deliberated in 20 march 1975. So, the say, it's part of 150 production prototype called by supercars lovers "narrow wheels" (205/70 - 215/70).
The later Countach version are all slower than this in top speed (Countach 1988, for example, reach 290,5) but faster in acceleration (exception 0-100 km/h) and better on the track.
If you need some more information of this test i can try to read and traslate other information, but in bad english as you can see.


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Georg  15y ago

Marco are you sure they have tested the LP400 and not a later version?


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marco  15y ago

Italian magazine RUOTECASSICHE Tested this car and reached 299,2 km/h.
316 is a stupid claim.
In the magazine they speak about 385 cv.
On the contrary acceleration figures are better.
Some examples from the test:
0-100 5.0
0-160 11,5
0-180 15.9
0-1km 24.8 - 219.7


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Amoxx  15y ago

...or 288km/h like Georg said... Does somebody here own one who could test this out? :)


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Georg  15y ago

288km/h ;)


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Amoxx  15y ago

Hmm... so it seems. Thanks for lighting me about the issue. Could somebody change the top speed to 290km/h?


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Georg  15y ago

Countach topspeeds

LP400 288km/h 375PS (3.9l V12) -
LP400S 275km/h 355PS (3.9l V12) -
LP500S 290km/h 375PS (4.8l V12) -
LP5000S / QV / 25 Anniversary 295km/h 455PS (5.2l V12)
Evolutione 315km/h 490PS (5.2l V12 Prototype)


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Georg  15y ago

The first production car officel tested in a car magazine test that went over the 300km/h mark was the 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO tested by auto motor und sport. The 400hp Ferrari reached 305km/h

The officle topspeed of the Countach LP400 was 288km/h
315km/h was the topspeed for the Countach Evolutione it was a prototype of the Countach successor with 490hp not 375hp...and a 5.2l V12 it was 440kg lighter as the Countach LP5000S (455hp 5.2l V12)

You should realize that the Countach was avaible from 355hp to 455hp and no of the production models even with 455hp could brake into the 300km/h range.. the LP5000S was with 295km/h in 1985 the fastest of all production Countach!


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Amoxx  15y ago

When this car was new over 25 years ago, they managed to go that fast in tests. If you want to brake 300km/h with this car nowdays you'll need one which is in very good condition. Plenty of powerloss in nearly three decades...


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FastestLaps  15y ago

Weight does not matter much when you'r takin' about top speed. Power + Aero matters the most. And looking at specs I would give it no more than about 285-295 km/h.


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Georg  15y ago

In every europen car magazine test the Countach failed to brake into the 300km/h


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Anonymous  15y ago

Some places (websites, magazines and so on) say that it could and some say that it wouldn't. But why not, it ain't impossible with those specs. Nearly 400bhp and weight is only little over a tonne.