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  1. Booker

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    #1 Booker, Apr 23, 2020
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    I didn't understand a word! Neat cars, however if someone else was driving the Countach it would be a different story. First gear is lower on the Ferrari. First on the Countach is very tall. The Countach driver would have to rev & dump the clutch.
     
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    Yeah, not only is the video's language hard to understand, but the fact that they don't do multiple runs (improving the launch) or even attempt a closer race is also perplexing. Video is too short in that regard
     
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    The Grand Tour's drag race was the exact opposite - the Countach walked away from the Testarossa.
     
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    Overcoming that 345 section means that you REALLY have to launch the Countach from a dig! (Especially early cars)

    Also to be noted, a 5000S or any QV/Anni would have a much easier time with their increased torque. Horsepower is nice, but in this situation, there’s no replacement for displacement ;)

    This result is fairly expected. Early euro spec TR is no slouch!
     
  6. joe sackey

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    The Grand Tour Countach was a Downdraft and this car is an LP500S, significant performance difference.
     
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    #7 S_AGATA, Apr 24, 2020
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    Dual distributors look like a 400S to me. I assumed the bull on the rear was added, perhaps I’m wrong.
     
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    I beg your pardon, that's an LP400S, you are correct, I was looking at that from my phone, apologies.

    This underscores my point, the Grand Tour car was a Downdraft, significant difference in power between LP400S and Downdraft.
     
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  9. EMILIO

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    400S Vs Testarossa

    different period honestly...not so fair match
    a BB Vs Countach S would be more fair comparison

    Testarossa should be put against a 5000S or QV


    not to mention the countach was NOT launched
     
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    #10 Ellagirl, Apr 25, 2020
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    i have 30 k miles i(seat time)n US testarossa, my qv feels much quicker, in every way possible.
     
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  11. Booker

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    which countach variant did they use?
     
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    A well known QV :cool:
     
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