Lamborghini’s new limited-edition SCV12 hypercar boasts most powerful V12 engine in a Lamborghini and is made only for the track.
Earlier this year Lamborghini teased with an upcoming project that gave hints of a racing circuit but didn’t go so far to share the entire of the details – now we know why.
Announced as the Lamborghini SCV12, the latest addition is a powerful limited edition track-only hypercar that features the most powerful V12 engine by the brand to date and an extremely lightweight carbon fiber chassis.
While it is yet to have its official debut, Lamborghini has shared images and footage of the SCV12 having now complete its development programme, roaring around the track with its naturally aspired V12 engine producing 830 horsepower courtesy of the aerodynamic supercharhing high speeds.
To keep the machine glued to the road, the Lamborghini SCV12 produces higher downforce levels than a GT3 vehicle and utilizes a unique system that reads dynamic air pressure, directing it into the SCV12’s intake manifold and increasing static air pressure to promote greater airflow. Other additions to improve aerodynamics include a roof scoop, multiple fins, vents, lateral flicks, and a pronounced custom-built carbon-fiber rear wing.
Sitting on 19’’ (front) and 20’’ (rear) magnesium wheels fitted with Pirelli racing slicks, the track-only hypercar will retain Lamborghini’s acclaimed rear-wheel-drive layout and sequential six-speed gearbox.
Designed in collaboration with the Lamborghini Squadra Corse GT Motorsport Racing team, the Lamborghini SCV12 will be assembled entirely within the Lamborghini Squadra Corse factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
Owners of the new SCV12 will automatically become members of an exclusive driving program/club that will participate in advanced driving programs at various circuits around the world and will be given driving guidance from Emanuele Pirro who along with being a Lamborghini Squadra Corse Special Project Consultant, also holds the title of five times winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
No word yet on how many example will be built or at what price, but there’s a good chance the track-only edition will be sold out by the time the official debut happens in Summer 2020.