Saturday, 08 August, 2020

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 Brings One Powerful V12 Engine

2020 Lamborghini Essenza SCV12- rear deck Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is 819bhp-plus track-only hypercar
Cecil Davis | 01 August, 2020, 18:44

However, unlike that auto, the Essenza SCV12 can not be driven on public roads and will be even more exclusive, with just 40 examples to be built. The power is handled by a new X-trac sequential six-speed gearbox as a structural element within the chassis, combined with a rear-wheel drive system. The sizeable front splitter, adjustable rear wing combine with various strakes and running boards to produce 1,200kg of downforce at 250km/h.

Its low weight is helped 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.

This is the new Lamborghini Essenza SCV12, which is finally making its debut after being teased since October previous year. From collaborating with the Italian Super Group to build a super yacht with close to 3000kW, and now they've unveiled a track-only hypercar powered by the carmaker's most powerful naturally-aspirated V12 engine yet. The model runs on 19-inch and 20-inch wheels at the front and rear respectively, all wrapped in Pirelli tyres, with stopping power provided by the brake discs and calipers developed by Brembo Motorsport. A direct descendant of cars such as the Miura Jota and Diablo GTR, the Essenza SCV12 features aerodynamics inspired by racing prototypes.

The Essenza SCV12 is a curtain-call for Lamborghini's naturally-aspirated V12, which Chief Technical Officer, Maurizio Reggiani, says has "been a symbol of our brand since 1963".

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The hood features a double air intake with a central rib, separating hot airflow coming from the radiator and conveying cold air to the roof scoop.

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.

Making the deal even sweeter is the fact that purchasing one of these 40 Essenza SCV12s also confers access to a series of exclusive track events along with storage space in a new building (a hangar, Lamborghini says) that the company has built at its facility in Sant'Agata Bolognese.

"We wanted to elevate not only performance and driving pleasure but also the experience off the track", said Giorgio Sanna, Head of Lamborghini Motorsport.

Each vehicle will have a personalised garage and dedicated services, including webcams to allow customers to monitor their cars 24 hours a day using an app. The driving programme calendar will commence at the beginning of 2021 and will be held at numerous FIA Grade 1 homologated circuits. 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.