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FULL specifications on the Countach LP400 S

Date posted : May 8. 2015 at 20:49:45


TypeCountach LP400 S
Years builtMarch 1978 - 1982
Production235 units
Chassisnr.121.004 - 121.470
PresentationMarch 1978 Geneva Auto Show
Type of carTwo door coupe, two seater berlinetta, horizontally hinged doors
Designed byBertone, Marcello Gandini
Built byAutomobili Lamborghini SpA


Wheelbase2540 mm / 99.82 in
Overall length4140 mm / 162.7 in
Overall width2000 mm / 78.6 in
Overall height1039 mm / 40.83 in
Front track1492 mm / 58.64 in
Rear track1606 mm / 63.12 in
Ground clear.110 mm / 4.32 in
Front overhang933 mm / 36.67 in
Rear overhang757 mm / 29.75 in
Weight1200 kg / 2646 lbs
Distribution42/58% front / rear


StructureRound steel tubular spaceframe by Marchesi (40 mm tubes)
BodyAluminium panels with molded fiberglass wheelarch extenders and front spoiler, rear spoiler became optionally available
SuspensionAll-wheel independent, fully adjustable Front : Unequal length wishbones, coil spring/damper units, anti-roll bar Rear : Upper lateral links, lower reversed wishbones, upper and lower trailing arms,twin coil spring/damper units
BrakesAll-wheel ventilated ATE disc brakes, vacuum assisted, single servo, twin circuit
Front300 mm / 11.79 in
Rear284 mm / 11.16 in
Steering typeUnassisted rack and pinion, 3.1 turns lock to lock
Turning circle13 m / 43 ft
Front tyre size205/50 VR 15
Rear tyre size345/35 VR 15
TypePirelli P7
Front rim size8.5x15 inch
Rear rim size12x15 inch
TypeCampagnolo cast magnesium, redesigned on 1980 model


TypeV-12 60 degree, light-alloy block with pressed-in liners mid mounted (longitudal), rear wheel drive
DistributionDual overhead camshafts, chain drive, two valves/cylinder
Main Bearings7
Cyl.Capacity3929 cc / 240 ci
Bore & stroke82 x 62 mm
Compr. Ratio10.5:1
Max.power353 Bhp at 7500 rpm
Max.torque363 Nm at 5500 rpm
Cooling systemPressurized, twin radiators, vertically mounted either side of engine, with cross-over connection
IgnitionTwo coils and two Marelli distributors
PlugsBosch 235 P21
Electr.system12 V
Alternator70 Amp
Fuel systemDual electric Bendix fuel pumps, 6 twin-choke Weber 45 DCOE 96/97 side draught carburetors
Fuel type100 Octane
Fuel cons.11 mpg
LubricationWet sump


TypeLamborghini five-speed + reverse manual all-synchromesh driving to a Lamborghini limited-slip differential
ClutchFichtel & Sachs dry-single plate, hydraulically operated
Disc diameter241.3 mm / 9.48 in
1st gear ratio2.256:1Max speed103 Km/h / 64 Mph
2nd gear ratio1.769:1Max speed130 Km/h / 81 Mph
3rd gear ratio1.310:1Max speed174 Km/h / 108 Mph
4th gear ratio0.990:1Max speed225 Km/h / 140 Mph
5th gear ratio0.775:1Max speed292 Km/h / 181 Mph
Rev. gear ratio2.134:1  
Final drive ratio4.091:1


Top speed292 Km/h / 181 Mph
0 - 100 Km/h5.90 sec.
0 - 200 Km/h21.60 sec.
Standing Km26.70 sec.
1/4 Mile14.60 sec. reaching 101 Mph


Fuel120 Liter / 32 Gallon
Engine oil18 Liter / 5 Gallon
Cooling system17 Liter / 4 Gallon
Luggage240 Liter / 63 Gallon


European MSRP45,500,000 Lira (1979)
Current value$ 234,200 - $ 432,860
 Not as interesting for a collector as the original narrow body Countach, hence much lower value.