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1982-1985 LAMBORGHINI Countach LP500 S


Overview

The first new Countach was the LP500S; Ferrari had unveiled their Boxer, which was faster than the Countach LP400S, so Lamborghini had to do something. They tried a turbo-charged version of the 4.0-Litre engine, but because of cooling problems, this project as abandoned in an early stage. Another option was tried out, but in the end, the best thing to do was to increase the displacement up to 4754 cc by enlarging both the bore and stroke.




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Performance

5.6secs

12.9secs

186mph

375bhp

302lb/ft

11.0mpg


Engine

V12

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar

Independent, lower wishbones, trailing arms, coil springs

mid-engine RWD

rack and pinion

spaceframe

Five-speed manual


Dimensions

4140mm

2450mm

2000mm

1070mm

1490kgs


 LAMBORGHINI Countach LP500 S

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