Road Tests Real world tests of Nissan GT-R vs Countach LP400S

0-60mph

Top speed

Nissan GT-R
195 mph
Countach LP400S
170 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan GT-R

Reasons to consider the
Nissan GT-R

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Much faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 14.6 s More than 25% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 100mph 6.8 s vs 14.4 s 2.1x faster to 100mph
Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Significantly more torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM vs 211 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM Around 2.2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 195 mph vs 170 mph 25 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More powerful engine 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 354 HP @ 7,500 RPM Around 55% stronger engine
Side view of Lamborghini Countach LP400S

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Lamborghini Countach LP400S

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Lighter curb weight 2,992 lb vs 3,819 lb More than 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan GT-R  vs
Countach LP400S 
Brand Nissan Lamborghini
Price 89,950 85,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 1978-1982

design

Chief designer Shirō Nakamura Marcello Gandini

transmission

Drivetrain ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Gear ratios
1: 4.06:1
2: 2.3:1
3: 1.6:1
4: 1.25:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.8:1
Axle ratio 3.7:1 4.09:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241 381/? 216
Rear wheels 508/? 267 381/? 305

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,819 lb 2,992 lb
Width 74.6 in 78.7 in
Height 53.9 in 42.1 in
Length 183.3 in 163 in
Front track width 62.6 in 58.7 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 96.5 in

road tests

Nissan GT-R  vs
Countach LP400S 
Top speed 195 mph 170 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 14.6 s
0-60mph 2.7 s 5.9 s
0-100mph 6.8 s 14.4 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.05 lb/hp 8.45 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,400 RPM 354 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 468 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM 211 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Engine placement Front Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 3,900 cc
Cylinders V6 V12
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.76 in / 3.48 in 3.23 in / 2.44 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 2
Nissan GT-R
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