Lamborghini Countach LP400S 

  • $85k built in Italy
  • 1978-1982
  • 354 HP 3.9L
  • 170 mph
The most dramatic change was the introduction of Pirelli P7 tires, the widest tires available on the market at the time.
Lamborghini replaced the old wishbone layout with a parallel-linked system to accommodate new ATE disc brakes and cast magnesium wheels from Campagnolo.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lamborghini Countach LP400S


Countach LP400S
5.9 s
McLaren F1
3.2 s

Top speed

Countach LP400S
170 mph
McLaren F1
242 mph


Countach LP400S
14.4 s
McLaren F1
6.3 s

1/4 mile

Countach LP400S
14.6 s
McLaren F1
11.1 s

Data points Key details of the Lamborghini Countach LP400S


Countach LP400S
McLaren F1

Number built

Countach LP400S
237 cars
7,177 cars
512 BB
929 cars

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Lamborghini Countach LP400S
Underneath the skin, much of the suspension was replaced for the larger wheels.
Many LP400S have been sent back to factory to be refitted with smaller rims, old Girling brakes and the clean look of the first design.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Lamborghini
Price $85,000
Type of car Production car
Year 1978-1982
Number built 237 cars


Chief designer Marcello Gandini


Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.26:1
  2. 2: 1.77:1
  3. 3: 1.31:1
  4. 4: 0.99:1
  5. 5: 0.78:1
Axle ratio 4.09:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

road tests

Top speed 170 mph
1/4 mile 14.6 s
0-60mph 5.9 s
0-100mph 14.4 s

power & handling

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


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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,992 lb
Width 78.7 in
Height 42.1 in
Length 163 in
Front track width 58.7 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in
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