Lamborghini Countach LP500 Prototipo 

  • built in Italy
  • 1971
  • 370 HP 3.9L
  • 185 mph
He elected to run the gearbox forward of the engine to provide direct gear changes.
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The car was named after it's 5000-litre V12 which stood for Longitudinale Posteriore 5000.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Lamborghini Countach LP500 Prototipo

Top speed

Countach LP500 Prototipo
185 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Countach LP500 Prototipo
11.5 s
Veyron
5.1 s

1/4 mile

Countach LP500 Prototipo
14.4 s
Agera R
10.1 s
Veyron
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Lamborghini Countach LP500 Prototipo

Number built

Countach LP500 Prototipo
1 car
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

Countach LP500 Prototipo
370 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

In The News From around the web

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Lamborghini Countach LP500 Prototipo

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Paolo Stanzani had the task of making a usable supercar underneath Marcello Gandini's impossibly low design.
Marcello Gandini, who had shaped both the Miura and Espada was responsible for the Countach design.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lamborghini
Type of car Concept car
Year 1971
Number built 1 car

design

Chief designer Marcello Gandini

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,343 lb

road tests

Top speed 185 mph
1/4 mile 14.4 s
0-100mph 11.5 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.33 lb/hp
Maximum hp 370 HP
Maximum torque 272 ft-lb
Engine placement Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,900 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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