Road Tests Real world tests of Miura P400 vs Countach LP5000 QV

0-60mph

Top speed

Miura P400
163 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Lamborghini Miura P400

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Miura P400

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Lighter curb weight 2,601 lb vs 3,278 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

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Faster in the quarter mile 13 s vs 14.5 s More than 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 10.4 s vs 14.3 s More than 25% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 184 mph vs 163 mph 21 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 449 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 350 HP @ 7,000 RPM Around 30% stronger engine
More torque 370 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM vs 300 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 5,200 cc vs 3,929 cc More than 30% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Miura P400  vs
Countach LP5000 QV 
Brand Lamborghini Lamborghini
Price 21,000 118,000
Year 1968 1985-1988

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.43 lb/hp 7.3 lb/hp
Maximum hp 350 HP @ 7,000 RPM 449 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 300 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM 370 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,929 cc 5,200 cc
Cylinders V12 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1 8:1
Bore/stroke 3.23 in / 2.44 in 3.37 in / 2.95 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,601 lb 3,278 lb
Width 70.1 in 78.7 in
Height 43.3 in 42.1 in
Length 172.8 in 166.9 in
Front track width 55.6 in 60.4 in
Wheelbase 98.6 in 98.4 in

road tests

Miura P400  vs
Countach LP5000 QV 
Top speed 163 mph 184 mph
1/4 mile 14.5 s 13 s
0-60mph 6.3 s 5.2 s
0-100mph 14.3 s 10.4 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/? 178 381/? 216
Rear wheels 381/? 178 381/? 305
Lamborghini Miura P400
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Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
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