Road Tests Real world tests of Jalpa 3500 vs Countach LP5000 QV

0-60mph

Top speed

Jalpa 3500
145 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Lamborghini Jalpa 3500

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Jalpa 3500

Report a correction

TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the Jalpa 3500 vs the Countach LP5000 QV.

Front view of Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

Report a correction
Much faster to 100mph 10.4 s vs 19 s More than 45% faster to 100mph
A lot faster in the quarter mile 13 s vs 15.4 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 184 mph vs 145 mph 39 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 370 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM vs 171 ft-lb @ 3,250 RPM Around 2.2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 449 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 255 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 75% stronger engine
Bigger engine 5,200 cc vs 3,500 cc Around 50% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Jalpa 3500  vs
Countach LP5000 QV 
Brand Lamborghini Lamborghini
Price 58,000 118,000
Year 1982 1985-1988

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.03 lb/hp 7.3 lb/hp
Maximum hp 255 HP @ 7,000 RPM 449 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 171 ft-lb @ 3,250 RPM 370 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,500 cc 5,200 cc
Cylinders V8 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 8:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 2.95 in 3.37 in / 2.95 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 4

road tests

Jalpa 3500  vs
Countach LP5000 QV 
Top speed 145 mph 184 mph
1/4 mile 15.4 s 13 s
0-60mph 7.3 s 5.2 s
0-100mph 19 s 10.4 s

transmission

Drivetrain Tranverse Mis Engine / RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Axle ratio 4:1 4.09:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 406/? 190 381/? 216
Rear wheels 406/? 190 381/? 305

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,322 lb 3,278 lb
Width 65.1 in 78.7 in
Height 43.9 in 42.1 in
Length 166 in 166.9 in
Front track width 58.3 in 60.4 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in 98.4 in
Lamborghini Jalpa 3500
Report a correction
Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
Report a correction

Comments

comments powered by Disqus