Lamborghini has unveiled the new Essenza SCV12 track hypercar, which was developed by the Squadro Corse racing division. A total of 40 such cars will be produced.
The novelty, based on the Aventador SVJ model, is equipped with the most powerful Lamborghini engine – a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 developing over 830 hp. The exhaust system with reduced back pressure improves performance. For comparison: the most powerful civilian modification of the Aventador SVJ develops 770 hp.
The Essenza SCV12 is powered by the X-track 6-speed sequential gearbox, which replaces the robotic gearbox found in road supercars. At the same time, the drive here is not full, like in the Aventador, but rear.
The curb weight of the novelty is 1378 kilograms. The power-to-weight ratio was 0.60 hp. one kilogram.
In developing the Essenza SCV12 racing car, the manufacturer created its suspension virtually from scratch. At the back, horizontal shock absorbers (push-rods) appeared, which are attached directly to the gearbox housing. This solution guarantees the hypercar stability and maneuverability on the track. The 19 “front and 20” rear wheels are made of lightweight magnesium alloy and are wrapped in Pirelli racing slicks. Brakes – Brembo.
Exterior and Interior
Interesting fact: the novelty does not have a safety cage, but the power structure meets the FIA requirements for racing prototypes. Lamborghini emphasizes that its first-in-class GT has such a monocoque.
Aerodynamics is the pride of the Essenza SVC12. The novelty differs from the models of the GT3 class by higher downforce, which is 1200 kilograms at a speed of 250 km / h. The bonnet has a dual air intake, similar to the racing Huracans, that directs cool air to the engine’s roof intake and expels heat away from the radiator. There is a massive splitter at the front and an adjustable double-wing at the back.
Inside the car, there is a multifunction steering wheel with an integrated monitor. The dashboard has been completely redesigned and the center console has a variety of switches. In addition, a lot of carbon fiber is used in the interior trim.
The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 will be released in a limited edition of 40 copies, and it will be possible to drive such cars only on the track. All cars from this series are sold out on pre-orders.