Childhood Dream Car

When I was a kid, the best car ever was the Lamborghini Countach. It was the fastest, coolest looking car around. I always wanted to have one when I was younger. I remember saying once when I was ten or so that I wanted to buy one when I was older, to which one of my uncles quipped, “You’d better start saving now!”

Today, I own a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS. On a whim, I decided to compare its performance specs with the dream car of my youth. Here are the results of my research*:

1982 Lamborghini Countach LP500 S 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS
1982 lamborghini countach lp500s 2014 chevrolet camaro ss
Engine V12 V8
Displacement 4.754 L 6.2 L
Power 375 bhp @ 7000 rpm 426 bhp @ 5900 rpm
Torque 302 ft-lbs @ 4500 rpm 424 ft-lbs @ 4600 rpm
Top Speed 182 mph 184 mph
1/4 mile 13.4 s 12.9 s
0 to 60 mph 5.0 s 4.5 s

Looks like I’m already driving the supercar I always wanted as a kid!


*There’s a few tenths of a second variance in some of the performance numbers I’ve seen, since they are partially dependent on driver skill, but the Camaro consistently outperforms the Countach.