Road Tests Real world tests of Gallardo vs Countach LP400S

0-60mph

Top speed

Gallardo
191 mph
Countach LP400S
170 mph

0-100mph

Gallardo
8.4 s

1/4 mile

Gallardo
12.3 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much faster in the quarter mile 12.3 s vs 14.6 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
Much faster to 100mph 8.4 s vs 14.4 s More than 40% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 191 mph vs 170 mph 21 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 377 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM vs 211 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 80% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 500 HP @ 7,800 RPM vs 354 HP @ 7,500 RPM More than 40% stronger engine
More expensive sticker price $166k vs $85k More than 95% more expensive harder to own
Bigger engine 4,961 cc vs 3,900 cc More than 25% bigger engine
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Slightly lighter curb weight 2,992 lb vs 3,153 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Gallardo  vs
Countach LP400S 
Brand Lamborghini Lamborghini
Price 166,000 85,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2003-2008 1978-1982

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.31 lb/hp 8.45 lb/hp
Maximum hp 500 HP @ 7,800 RPM 354 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 377 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM 211 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Unknown Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,961 cc 3,900 cc
Cylinders V10 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11:1 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.25 in / 3.65 in 3.23 in / 2.44 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

Gallardo  vs
Countach LP400S 
Top speed 191 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 12.3 s 14.6 s
0-60mph 4.7 s 5.9 s
0-100mph 8.4 s 14.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD w/Viscous Traction System Mid Engine / RWD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Gear ratios
1: 2.56:1
2: 1.85:1
3: 1.42:1
4: 1.14:1
5: 0.94:1
Axle ratio 3.08:1 4.09:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo 14.37 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo 13.19 in Disc Disc
Front wheels 235/35 19 381/? 216
Rear wheels 483/? 279 381/? 305

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,153 lb 2,992 lb
Width 74.8 in 78.7 in
Height 45.9 in 42.1 in
Length 169.3 in 163 in
Front track width 63.9 in 58.7 in
Wheelbase 100.7 in 96.5 in
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