Road Tests Real world tests of Countach LP400S vs CTS-V

0-60mph

CTS-V
3.9 s

Top speed

Countach LP400S
170 mph
CTS-V
190 mph

0-100mph

CTS-V
8.7 s

1/4 mile

CTS-V
11.9 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lamborghini Countach LP400S

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Countach LP400S

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Significantly lighter curb weight 2,992 lb vs 4,356 lb More than 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Cadillac CTS-V

Reasons to consider the
Cadillac CTS-V

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 11.9 s vs 14.6 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
A lot faster to 100mph 8.7 s vs 14.4 s Around 40% faster to 100mph
Significantly more torque 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM vs 211 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM More than 2.5x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 354 HP @ 7,500 RPM More than 55% stronger engine
Faster top speed 190 mph vs 170 mph 20 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much bigger engine 6,200 cc vs 3,900 cc Around 60% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Countach LP400S  vs
CTS-V 
Brand Lamborghini Cadillac
Price 85,000 57,920
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1978-1982 2009

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.45 lb/hp 7.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 354 HP @ 7,500 RPM 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 211 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,900 cc 6,200 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.23 in / 2.44 in 4.06 in / 3.62 in
Valvetrain DOHC Overhead valve (OHV)
Valves per cylinder 2 2

road tests

Countach LP400S  vs
CTS-V 
Top speed 170 mph 190 mph
1/4 mile 14.6 s 11.9 s
0-60mph 5.9 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 14.4 s 8.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6
Gear ratios
1: 2.26:1
2: 1.77:1
3: 1.31:1
4: 0.99:1
5: 0.78:1
6: 0.63:1
Axle ratio 4.09:1 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 381/? 216 483/? 229
Rear wheels 381/? 305 483/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,992 lb 4,356 lb
Width 78.7 in 72.5 in
Height 42.1 in 58 in
Length 163 in 191.6 in
Front track width 58.7 in 61.8 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in 113.4 in
Lamborghini Countach LP400S
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