Road Tests Real world tests of Miura P400 vs Countach LP400 ‘Periscopo’

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Lamborghini Miura P400

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Miura P400

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Faster to 60mph 6.3 s vs 6.8 s More than 5% faster to 60mph
Slightly more torque 300 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 266 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Lighter curb weight 2,601 lb vs 3,020 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopo’

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopo’

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Faster top speed 180 mph vs 163 mph 17 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $52k vs $21k Around 2.5x more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Miura P400  vs
Countach LP400 ‘Periscopo’ 
Brand Lamborghini Lamborghini
Price 21,000 52,000
Year 1968 1974-1978

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.43 lb/hp 8.05 lb/hp
Maximum hp 350 HP @ 7,000 RPM 375 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 300 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 266 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,929 cc 3,929 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.23 in / 2.44 in 3.23 in / 2.44 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,601 lb 3,020 lb
Width 70.1 in 74.4 in
Height 43.3 in 42.1 in
Length 172.8 in 163 in
Front track width 55.6 in 59.1 in
Wheelbase 98.6 in 96.5 in

road tests

Miura P400  vs
Countach LP400 ‘Periscopo’ 
Top speed 163 mph 180 mph
1/4 mile 14.5 s 14.4 s
0-60mph 6.3 s 6.8 s
0-100mph 14.3 s 13.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid-Engine / RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Axle ratio 4.09:1 4.09:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 381/? 178 356/? 191
Rear wheels 381/? 178 356/? 241
Lamborghini Miura P400
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Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopo’
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