Lamborghini Countach vs Ferrari TestarossaMarch 20, 2019
Leading the show The Grand Tour organized a drag race between the legendary supercars
The Grand Tour hosts, James May and Richard Hammond, organized a drag race between two legendary supercars – 70s Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari Testarossa, born in the 80s of the last century. Check-in took place at the former RAF airfield in Routon, near Swindon.
The Bertone mid-engine Lamborghini Countach with wedge-shaped design was first equipped with a 3.9-liter V12 with 375 horsepower and 361 Nm of torque (5.4 seconds to 100 km/h). A later version of the LP5000 QV with Kevlar body panels was fitted with a 5.2 V12 with an electronic injection system or six Weber carburetors. The first option gave out 420 hp, the second – 455 hp and 500 Nm of torque (4.8 seconds to 100 km/h). The most powerful version of the Countach is the experimental LP500 Turbo S. Such a car was equipped with a 4.8-liter twin-turbo engine. Power – 746 power and 876 Nm of torque.
Ferrari Testarossa set in motion a V12 of 4.9 liters combined with a five-speed manual gearbox. He gave out 390 horsepower and 490 Nm of torque. From zero to 100 km/h the supercar accelerated in 5.3 seconds and could reach 290 kilometers per hour. The modification of the 512 TR (434 hp and 491 Nm of the moment) exchanged the first 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.
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