LIMITED to just 40 examples and developed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the Essenza SCV12 is the Italian super car manufacturer’s latest track only weapon, delivering an astounding 619kW of power in a race ready package.
Designed in conjunction with Lamborghini Centro Stile, the Essenza SCV12 is a direct descendant of cars like the Miura Jota and Diablo GTR, and is fitted with the most powerful V12 naturally aspirated engine the company has ever developed.
“Essenza SCV12 represents the purest track driving experience that our brand can offer, an engineering feat that highlights the inextricable link between our cars and the asphalt of the track,” Lamborghini CEO and chairman Stefano Domenicali said.
“Lamborghini is a brand constantly looking to the future and searching for new challenges, but we never forget our roots and who we are: Essenza SCV12 is the perfect combination of our unconventional spirit as a super sports car manufacturer and our true passion for motor sport.”
The Essenza SCV12 was created for exclusive track use, with engineering solutions derived from racing. The V12 engine is able to deliver over 830hp (619kW), 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 unique sound of the engine. The power is handled by a new X-trac sequential six-speed gearbox as a structural element within the chassis too.
The track monster features a new-generation carbon fiber monocoque chassis, which is without an 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 panorama is completed by specific slick Pirelli tires mounted on magnesium rims (19-inch front, 20-inch rear), which frame the brake discs and calipers developed by Brembo Motorsport.
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 1,200 kg at 250km/h.
The front hood has a double air intakes, typical of Huracán racing cars, which separates the hot airflow coming from the radiator and conveys the cold air to the air scoop located on the roof. A large adjustable double-profile rear wing completes the package.
Its sleek yet taut and dynamic lines combine the appeal of 1970s prototypes and elements typical of Lamborghini’s DNA, like the hexagonal geometry that characterizes the front headlights, and the roof airscoop and air vents that frame the steering wheel.
Inside, the design of the multi-function steering wheel with display was inspired by F1 single-seater steering wheels to offer the best ergonomics and a perfect feel, without the driver needing to remove their hands from the rim.
The specific FIA homologated OMP seat with carbon shell embraces the driver to ensure comfort, safety and stability. It all combines for an outstanding driving experience for customers of the Essenza SCV12.
New owners 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.
Each car 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 facility also houses the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Drivers Lab.
The Lab offers 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; and Marco Mapelli, Lamborghini Squadra Corse Factory Driver.