Cars & Motor

Lamborghini's beating heart - weight distribution is crucial

Quelle: AUTOMOTOTV (Glomex)

To further improve weight distribution compared to the Miura, the designers used the same engine for the Countach, but in a different arrangement. They moved it to the center position and rotated it another 90 degrees, 180 degrees compared to the first 350 GT. In this way, the transmission was mounted in front of the engine, practically "in the cockpit. In its last version, the Countach's displacement had grown to 5.2 liters. With the 1986 model year, the Countach's V12 engine was also homologated for the American market. This milestone was achieved through the use of electronic fuel injection, which replaced carburetors in markets with stricter environmental regulations.