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Lamborghini presents the limited-edition track-only Essenza SCV12 hypercar, with only 40 units developed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse.

31 Jul 2020 | International News : Italy


Lamborghini presents the Essenza SCV12, the track-only hypercar in a limited edition of 40 units, developed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse and designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile.

The direct descendant of cars such as the Miura Jota and Diablo GTR, the Essenza SCV12 is fitted with the most powerful V12 naturally aspirated engine ever developed by Lamborghini, combined with aerodynamics inspired by racing prototypes and new technical solutions designed for the ultimate driving experience.

The sleek yet taut and dynamic lines combine the appeal of 1970s prototypes and elements typical of Lamborghini's DNA such as the hexagonal geometry
The Essenza SCV12's V12 engine is able to deliver over 818bhp, with a significant power uplift from the RAM effect at high speeds. The exhaust pipes were designed by Capristo to reduce the back pressure, improving performance and emphasising the V12's unique sound.

The power is handled by a new X-trac sequential six-speed gearbox as a structural element within the chassis, combined with rear-wheel drive to ensure compactness and greater torsional stiffness.The Essenza SCV12 features an exceptional power-to-weight ratio of 1.64bhp/kg thanks to the new generation carbon fibre monocoque chassis without internal roll cage.

The Essenza SCV12 is also the first GT car developed to respect FIA prototype safety rules. To ensure maximum agility and stability on even the most demanding tracks, kinematic solutions inspired by racing prototypes have been adopted, such as the push-rod rear suspension installed directly on the gearbox. The aerodynamics benefit from Lamborghini Squadra Corse's GT racing experience to ensure a level of efficiency and higher downforce levels than a GT3 car, with a value of 1,200kg at 250km/h.

The instrument panel and dashboard are supported by an asymmetrical carbon 'Y', a load-bearing and stylistic element that frames the cockpit
The design of the Essenza SCV12 is the result of the creative work by Lamborghini Centro Stile, which has designed all racing cars produced by Lamborghini since Squadra Corse was established. The essential nature of the car is underscored by the structure of the bodywork, formed by only three elements to enable quick replacement when necessary during pit stops.

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. The program includes storage service in a new hangar built in Sant'Agata Bolognese for the Essenza SCV12 club with a personalised garage for each car.

The facility also houses the 'Lamborghini Squadra Corse Drivers Lab' by Tecnobody to offer athletic training programs similar to those followed by the official Lamborghini racing drivers. The track calendar will start in 2021 with 'arrive and drive' events held at numerous FIA Grade 1 homologated circuits. Assistance will be provided by the Squadra Corse technical staff with the support of Emanuele Pirro, five-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and an excellent tutor for the customer-drivers, along with Marco Mapelli, Lamborghini Squadra Corse Factory Driver.
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