(Lamborghini Countach) Engine and transmission
The Countach was designed around the existing Lamborghini V12 engine in a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. In contrast to the Miura’s transversely-mounted engine, the engine in the Countach was longitudinally-mounted. This was not an unprecedented layout for a V12, as it was already being used in the successful Ferrari P-series racing cars. However, chief engineer Paolo Stanzani wanted to improve the weight distribution of the car even further and devised a new type of longitudinal layout that would avoid placing the mass of the transmission at the rear of the car. The resulting configuration had the output shaft at the front of the engine, immediately connecting through the clutch assembly to the transmission. The transmission itself was a 5-speed manual with Porsche-type synchromesh and was mounted in the middle of the car between the two seats. The driveshaft ran from the transmission through the engine’s oil sump to a differential at the rear. This arrangement effectively sandwiched the length of the engine between the mid-mounted transmission and the rear-mounted differential. This configuration had numerous advantages over the Miura’s transverse engine, including an increase in stability from placing more mass near the car’s center, a shorter overall wheelbase, a more direct gear-shift linkage for easier and faster shifting, better cooling and easier maintenance access to engine components. gallardo wallpaper, supercars wallpaper, lamborghini gallardo, Lamborghini Countach wallpapers, aventador lamborghini
(Lamborghini Diablo)The Kanto had later utilised a modified version of the 6.0-litre V12 engine used in Diablo SV-R which generated a maximum power output of 640 PS (471 kW; 631 hp) during Dyno testing. The engine was detuned to 610 PS (449 kW; 602 hp) for longevity and easy maintenance.
A claimed total of five cars are said to have been produced with one car (finished in black exterior colour) being sold to a Japanese collector. The Kanto concept having the Diablo SV-R powerplant now resides in the Lamborghini Museum.
Following the failure of the two concepts. Pi?ch initiated development work of the successor of the Diablo from scratch. The design work was entrusted to the then Lamborghini chief designer Luc Donckerwolke and thus the Murci?lago was developed. Lamborghini Diablo wallpapers#aventador #LamboUrus #aventador #lamborghini #gallardo