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I did not know the Countach was that slow in the 1/4 mile, not that that is a measure of any car, but still surprised!
 

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in an italian test a QV was good for 5.8 sec. 0-100 Km/h, 290 Km/h top speed
in an other one an anniversary .......4.9 sec. 0-100Km/h, 298 Km/h top speed

from what i have seen test of countach give very different results,
and it is the same for early diablo
i have seen 20, 5 sec. for 0-1000 m. for a VT (492HP)
and 22,2 for a 91 2WD
:confused: :confused: :confused:
 

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If you read the article, it says that their European spec Countach probably did not have 450 hp, and they calculated that it had about 370 hp. They say in the article that the Euro spec did 12.8s in 1/4 mile, and the U.S. spec was a "tick slower," although 13.3s is not really a "tick slower." It must have had even less hp.

It seems to be very common for Countaches not to be running at their full potential. Does anyone know why there are so many QV's that are running with less than 400 hp? Is it just the build quality?
 

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I didn't realize the Countach held that much oil! YIKES!! 16.2 quarts! I thought my 1980 Maserati 4Porte was bad at 12.5 quarts!

You just got to love those Italian deep sump engines! :evil:

Mike
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Is that the same issue that they tested the Yugo? If it is, the next months letters to the editor section contained a letter saying he would rather have the $4000 optional wing in his livingroom than the $4000 Yugo in the driveway...
 
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