The track-only hypercar is a limited edition of 40 units. The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is fitted with the most powerful V12 ever developped by the Bull: 830p. Huge amount of power comes with huge amount of aerodynamics, inspired by racing prototypes. Customers will be part of an exclusive club, starting from 2021. Text: Luca W. © Images: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A ©.

Made for the track

The Essenza SCV12 was created for exclusive track use and is the first GT car developed to respect FIA prototype safety rules. Consequently, many engineering solutions taken from racing were fitted into the car, such as the exhaust pipes, designed by Capristo to reduce the back pressure, improving performance and emphasizing the sound of the engine. The Essenza SCV12 has a new X-trac sequential six-speed gearbox as a structural element within the chassis. But you already might know all of this after reading our previous post on it.

The new generation carbon fiber monocoque chassis make the SCV12 an incredible car on paper: 1.66 kg/hp as power-to-weight ratio. Lamborghini also asked Pirelli to develop specific tires, mounted on magnesium rims.

Essenza SCV12 is the ultimate expression of the V12 naturally aspirated engine, the symbol of our brand since 1963. It is a project in which we combined the pursuit of engineering perfection with refined aerodynamics, futuristic design, and innovative solutions such as the carbon monocoque without internal roll-cage. The result is an engaging and uncompromising car, born to race and to showcase on the track the characteristics that have made Lamborghini famous worldwide, guaranteeing unique and special emotions for both the driver and onlookers.

Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer of Automobili Lamborghini

Setting new aerodynamic standards?

Not really. It does align with the competition, represented by the LaFerrari FXX K, McLaren Senna GTR and many others. Yet, the aerodynamics benefit from Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s GT racing experience. The result? Higher downforce levels than a GT3 car, with a value of 1,200 kg at 250 km/h.

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12

The front hood has a double air intake which separates the hot airflow coming from the radiator and conveys the cold air to the airscoop located on the roof. On the sides, the flows for engine and gearbox cooling have been optimized through the use of vertical fins situated on the side sills. To summarize, it is mainly cooling optimization. Of course, it is not a revolutionnary car but should it be? Is it a Formula 1 car? Not really.

The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is sold out

No s***. Only 40 made and all sold? Is it speculation or Lamborghini/track enthusiast? Probably all of it. There still are wealthy car enthusiast out there and we are sure that Lamborghini chose the right customers. As they will become part of an exclusive club, it 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. Each car will have a personalized garage and dedicated services, including webcams to allow customers to monitor their cars 24 hours a day. The facility offers athletic training programs similar to those followed by the official Lamborghini racing drivers.

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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; and Marco Mapelli, Lamborghini Squadra Corse Factory Driver.

Why don’t you have a look at the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 gallery and video?