Road Tests Real world tests of Countach LP5000 QV vs 288 GTO

0-60mph

Top speed

288 GTO
189 mph

0-100mph

288 GTO
10.2 s

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

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Much bigger engine 5,200 cc vs 2,800 cc More than 85% bigger engine
More powerful engine 449 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 400 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 10% stronger engine
Side view of Ferrari 288 GTO

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Ferrari 288 GTO

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Lighter curb weight 2,552 lb vs 3,278 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 12.7 s vs 13 s Almost the same
Faster to 200kph 15.2 s vs 17 s More than 10% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Countach LP5000 QV  vs
288 GTO 
Brand Lamborghini Ferrari
Price 118,000 83,400
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1985-1988 1984-1985
Highway mileage 14 MPG 18 MPG
Number built 610 277

design

Body style Coupe Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain RWD Mid Engine / RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Gear ratios
1: 2.23:1
2: 1.63:1
3: 1.09:1
4: 0.86:1
5: 0.71:1
Axle ratio 4.09:1 2.9:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 12.05 in Disc
Rear brakes Disc 12.2 in Disc
Front wheels 381/? 216 406/? 16
Rear wheels 381/? 305 406/? 16

road tests

Countach LP5000 QV  vs
288 GTO 
Top speed 184 mph 189 mph
1/4 mile 13 s 12.7 s
0-60mph 5.2 s 5 s
0-100mph 10.4 s 10.2 s
0-200kph 17 s 15.2 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.3 lb/hp 6.38 lb/hp
Maximum hp 449 HP @ 7,000 RPM 400 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 370 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM 367 ft-lb @ 3,800 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinion

engine

Displacement 5,200 cc 2,800 cc
Cylinders V12 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8:1 7.6:1
Bore/stroke 3.37 in / 2.95 in 3.14 in / 2.8 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,278 lb 2,552 lb
Width 78.7 in 75.2 in
Height 42.1 in 44.1 in
Length 166.9 in 168.9 in
Front track width 60.4 in 61.4 in
Wheelbase 98.4 in 96.5 in
Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
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