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Lamborghini Countach: The Mark Of Greatness

Lamborghini Countach is a mid-engined super car, launched by the Italian automaker in the year 1974. Later, the car was discontinued in the year 1990.

Its design pioneered and commercialized the sharp look and wedge-shaped appearance that you see in many high-performing sports cars. The current “cabin-forward” design concept that pushes the total passenger compartment forward to accommodate the larger engine is also disseminated by Countach.

In the year 2004, the American car magazine Sports Car named the car as third best sports car for the year 1970. It was also listed as number 10 on the top sports car list for the year 1980. The car had also appeared in the “Cannonball run” movie.

The rear-wheels were propelled by a traditional V12 engine that you see in Lamborghini mounted longitudinally with mid-engine configuration. In order to have better weight distribution, the engine is placed backward, output shaft at the front, and gearbox is put in the front.

However, the company planned to include a 5 L power-plant, and the first production cars used Miura's 4-L engine. Later on, advancements increased the overall displacement to 4.8 L and then 5.2 L with 4-valves/cylinder, and its power levels grew higher.

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Technical Characteristics of Lamborghini Countach

Technical Characteristics of 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000S QV produced by Lamborghini (IT).

Body Type Fixed-head coupe 2 doors
Weight 1490 Kg
Length 4200 mm
Height 1070 mm
Wheelbase 2500 mm
Front Track 1490 mm
Rear Track 1605 mm
Ground Clearance 105 mm
Fuel Capacity 110 liters
Engine location n/a
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion
Fuel Supply System 6 Weber 44 DCNF carburettors
Max Power 426HP (313 kW) @ 7000 rpm
Max Torque 461Nm @ 5000 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 5167 cc
Bore 86 mm
Stroke 75 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders n/a
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 48
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes VeDi-S
Standard Wheels 8? x 15 / 12 x 15
Standard Tyres Pirelli P7R 225/50 VR 15 / Pirelli P7R 345/35 VR 15
Suspension Front I.DW.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear I.W.CS.ARB.
Transmission 5 speed manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City n/a
Road n/a
Mixt n/a

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