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Many Cars designed, manufactured. Elite, Specials and the very Fast
of those built, in a Class All their Own. The SUPERCARS. In Our World,
Legends do so and tell of Men, Women, Machine, striving and speeding
on and in to History. History
Books that is. History making Cars are unique as
For A Lil’ Speed. The
shows o so clean and clear. Ly. Herein. To begins
Encyclopedia Enigma :
Intel Bytes #9
do so and include. Therein. The pinnacle of Car Manufacturing
and Automotive Tech.
Of a certain Times and Places. Back then and when.
Representative of a Ways and Traditions that combines looks, speed,
quality and stylish performance.
Not All are Racing based though such Tech. and Equip. oft
Trade Nomens of repute, many longstanding, freewheeling,
dealing their Ways into those Books. Of History. Include
Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren,
Aston Martin, Jaguar, Bugatti, BMW
and so on. Lamborghini has an ongoing and high standard with
a solid background in both
Production and Racing. Such as with the
Spicks of The Specs. Therein. As Well.
Well as being so given the
Nomen/Type : Countach LP400.
Production Years : April 1974 – 1978.
Designer : Marcello Gandini for Bertone
Production Build : Automobili Lamborghini SpA
All-Round Steel Tubular SpaceFrame by Marchesi (40 mm tube).
Body : All Aluminum Panels.
Suspension : All-wheel Independent, Fully Adjustable.
Front : Unequal length A-arms, Coil Springs, Tube Shocks
and Anti-roll Bar
Rear : Upper Lateral Links, Lower Reversed A-arms,
Upper & Lower Trailing Arms,
Dual Coil Springs, Dual Shock Absorbers and Anti-roll Bar.
Brakes : All-wheel Girling Disc Brakes, Vacuum assisted, Single Servo,
Twin Circuit Split Front and Rear.
Steering Type : Unassisted Rack and Pinion, 3.1 turns lock to lock
Turning Circle : 13 m / 43 ft
Front Tire Size : 205/70 VR 14
Rear Tire Size : 205/70 VR 14
Type of Tire : Michelin XWX
Type of Wheel : Campagnolo cast Magnesium.
V-12 60 degree, Light-alloy Block with pressed-in liners mid mounted
(longitudinal), Rear Wheel Drive.
Dual Overhead Camshafts, chain drive, two valves/cylinder.
Dual Electric Bendix Fuel Pumps, 6 twin-choke Weber 45 DCOE 96/97
side draught Carburetors.
Clutch : Fichtel & Sachs dry-single plate, hydraulically operated.
Lamborghini five-speed +
reverse manual All-synchromesh driving
to a Lamborghini Limited-slip Differential. Differing
in some and many Ways. Is that of the another of the
Super Cars. That
JENSEN INTERCEPTOR MK3. That is in deed.
Hand-made ’twas for the most part. Parts and components too. To
and when required. Back then. Back then in and from the 1950’s.
Interceptors were made at and under the Hands of those. At The
Carters Green and Kelvin Way Factories.
England. Thereof. Therein. They were so made. Even handedly. Back Then.
Originally envisaged to enable Production in Italy of Vignale the Interceptors
Imported had to be rather extensively modded. Modifications
to suit English Conditions and Requirements that soon and enough. Then.
Become rather costly and not to mention Time consuming…
but mentioned THAT i, Shiro just did. AnyWays. Just Then. Back then,
with the Interceptor they became. Then. Thus solely West Bromwich Built. A Full
Leathers Interior with perhaps three
main Phases to it’s ongoing then so onto Development. Mode.
- ♦1966: Interceptor Series Production ensues, powered by The
6276cc Chrysler V8. TorqueFlite Transmission System.
23 were built with Four-speed Manual ’box.
A Model FF was introduced, 4WD and ABS.
- ♦1969: Mk2 released with slightly altered Front End,
improved Interior, uprated Brakes.
- ♦1971: Mk3 release, with The 385bhp 7.2-litre SP.
In the main the Chassis was heavily modded with differing arrangements to suit the
changing Drive Systems utilised. Wheels and such were updated on and at each
Production Release as usually was Front Suspension now mainly
using independent Coil-spring Ball-jointed Wishbones, Damper
Levers telescoped, updated Girling Triple Pistons, Power Steering,
Brakes and Tyres similar updated as well. Well as
so and thus to Figures Why. These Be
Our World. Legends Be.?.
These are, was and so used to be. Be the so and thus First
Cars i, Shiro had. As a wee Lad.
The First on My Wall.
Well… Last as well. Well as this.
Feel the Wind well in thy Hair. Thus and so feel Free
to Share. Your
First Pin-up. On the Wall.
Your Room. Your Home.
‘Twas.?. To be.?.
World Over and Turnings. Turnings
Words To Play. Balls, Chains.
Our World Legends. Be One.
Super as can be.
Your Ways in deed.
Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..
i, Shiro that is.
With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.
If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.
To Be So Writ. Herein.