1986 Koenig-Specials Countach Turbo


1986 Koenig-Specials Countach Turbo

1986 Koenig-Specials Countach Turbo

Walter Koenig was definitely used to transforming Ferrari’s Boxer into a real road-ready race car. After he did a few conversions on these Ferrari’s and on some Porsche Turbo’s, he tried something a little different and less extremely restyled, the Lamborghini Countach.

The car had new side skirts and multi-piece BBS wheels painted gold. The interior was reupholstered and new Recaro seats were fitted.

Power was upgraded by installing a single turbocharger that rasied overall output to 500 bhp. But Koenig was able to install a twin turbo V-12, but nobody actually bought this one.

The sole Koenig-Specials remained in Germany until 1996 and was subsequently sold to an owner in the Dutch Lamborghini Club

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In Detail

type Professionally Tuned Car
built at Munich, Germany
production 1
engine V12
aspiration Twin Turbo
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5167 cc / 315.3 in³
bore 85.5 mm / 3.37 in
stroke 75.0 mm / 2.95 in
compression 9.9:1
power 522.0 kw / 700 bhp
specific output 135.48 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 469.8 bhp per tonne
body / frame Aluminum
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires F 225/50VR-15
rear tires R 345/35VR-15
front brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Vacuum Assist
front wheels F 38.1 x 21.6 cm / 15.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 30.5 cm / 15.0 x 12.0 in
steering UNassisted Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1490 kg / 3285 lbs
wheelbase 2500 mm / 98.4 in
front track 1536 mm / 60.5 in
rear track 1606 mm / 63.2 in
width 2000 mm / 78.7 in
height 1070 mm / 42.1 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.232:1, 1.625:1, 1.088:1, 0.858:1, 0.707:1
final drive 4.09:1
top speed ~330 kph / 205.1 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.9 seconds