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1985-1988 LAMBORGHINI Countach LP500 QuattroValvole specifications


Later Countaches might have lost the design purity of the original, but the addition of fat low-profile P7 rubber and engine and aero upgrades kept it on the pace into the ‘80s. The Quattrovalvole engine saw power leap to over 400bhp but, in truth, road testers never got anywhere close to matching the fanciful claimed top speed of over 190mph. That didn’t really matter too much – it was still faster than a Ferrari Boxer, and could stop traffic with those looks. The cars that followed it continued the formula most successfully.

Production

  • Production:
    610
  • Price at launch:
    £49,500
  • Price (excellent)
    £75,000
  • Price (good):
    £55,000
  • Price (average):
    £35,000
  • Price (project):
    £25,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    4.8secs
  • Top speed:
    182.0mph
  • Power:
    455.0bhp
  • Torque:
    369.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V12
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    All-wheel independent, fully adjustable, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, triangulated transverse levers, anti-roll bars
  • Suspension Rear:
    All-wheel independent, fully adjustable, twin coils over shocker units, trailing arms, transverse links and anti-roll bars
  • Drivetrain:
    Mid-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    spaceframe
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4140mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2500mm
  • Width:
    2000mm
  • Height:
    1070mm
  • Weight:
    1490kgs

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