Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is an 830-horsepower track weapon

2020 Lamborghini Essenza SCV12- front

Together with the SCV12's large, adjustable rear spoiler, the additions help the hypercar generate 1200kg of downforce at 155mph - 400kg more than a McLaren Senna travelling at the same speed.

To say the Essenza SCV12 is purpose-built would be understating it.

Modifications to the powertrain are more subtle and comprise a redesigned dual-exit exhaust system that is said to improve performance and produce a unique engine note, and a new Xtrac sequential six-speed gearbox, which forms a structural element of the chassis for maximum stiffness and compactness.

For aerodynamics, Lamborghini Squadra Corse's GT racing experience managed to squeeze out 1,200 kg of downforce at 250 km/h - higher than a GT3 auto.

Lamborghini also highlights the power-to-weight ratio of 1.66 hp/kg which is made possible by a new-generation carbon fiber monocoque chassis without internal rollcage.

With the added hybridised power bump (up nearly 70kW from the 'normal' Aventador SVJ), and subsequent added weight of batteries; the SCV12 boasts a new-generation carbon fibre monocoque which was developed to comply with FIA prototype safety rules, without the need for an internal rollcage. The front hood has a double air intake with a central rib, typical of the Huracán racing cars, which separates the hot airflow coming from the radiator and conveys the cold air to the airscoop located on the roof.

Providing impressive lateral ability, the SCV12 adopts a push-rod rear suspension arrangement installed directly on the gearbox.

"Essenza SCV12 is the ultimate expression of the V12 naturally aspirated engine, the symbol of our brand since 1963", explains Lamborghini CTO Maurizio Reggiani.

Similar to other track-only specials like the Aston Martin Vulcan and Pagani Zonda R, the SCV12 is strictly not for use on public roads.

The SCV12 looks like something a kid with a wild imagination would design. The essential nature of the vehicle is underscored by the structure of the bodywork, formed by only three elements to enable quick replacement when necessary during pit stops.

Hexagonal-shaped cues representing Lamborghini's DNA are also visible on the front lamps, roof air scoop and air vents that flank the steering wheel.

Essenza SCV12 customers will become part of an exclusive club that will give them access to special programs to drive their hypercar on the most prestigious circuits in the world.

Inside, the instrument panel and dashboard are supported by an asymmetrical carbon "Y" upper dash, while the multifunction steering wheel was inspired by F1 single-seater steering wheels. The 40 owners will be assisted by the Squadra Corse technical staff with the support of Emanuele Pirro, five-time victor of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and an excellent tutor for the customer-drivers; and Marco Mapelli, Lamborghini Squadra Corse Factory Driver.

Needless to say, only the most privileged will be able to buy into this experience, which includes a storage service in a new hangar built in Sant'Agata Bolognese for the Essenza SCV12 club.



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