Automobili Lamborghini presents the Essenza SCV12: exclusively for track use and with engineering solutions derived from racing, this hypercar produced only in 40 units delivers over 830 CV.
Developed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse and designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile, the Essenza SCV12 is fitted with the most powerful V12 naturally aspirated Lamborghini engine to date, combined with aerodynamics inspired by racing prototypes and new technical solutions designed for the ultimate driving experience, or, indeed, the purest essence of it.
The exhaust pipes reduce the back pressure, improving performance and emphasizing the unique sound of the engine. The power is handled by a new X-trac sequential six-speed gearbox, combined with rear-wheel drive to ensure compactness, structural continuity, and greater torsional stiffness. The exceptional power-to-weight ratio of 1.66 Kg/Cv is achieved thanks to the new-generation carbon fiber monocoque chassis without internal rollcage. The Essenza SCV12 is also the first GT car developed to respect FIA prototype safety rules. Kinematic solutions inspired by racing prototypes have been adopted, such as the push-rod rear suspension installed directly on the gearbox.
The aerodynamics benefit from Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s GT racing experience to ensure efficiency and higher downforce levels than a GT3 car, with a value of 1,200 kg at 250 km/h. The front hood has a double air intake with a central rib. The front features a splitter and two lateral elements; on the sides, the flows for engine and gearbox cooling have been optimized by using vertical fins situated on the side sills; the large adjustable double-profile rear wing completes the aerodynamic package.
The structure of the bodywork is formed by only three elements to enable quick replacement when necessary during pit stops. The exclusive Verde Silvans, Grigio Lynx, Nero Aldebaran Gloss and Arancio California launch livery displays the trademark logos of long-standing Lamborghini Squadra Corse partners, Pertamina, Pirelli and Roger Dubuis. Typical of Lamborghini’s DNA, the hexagonal geometry characterizes the front headlights, the roof airscoop and air vents that frame the steering wheel. There is also the unmistakable “Y”, the stylistic feature repeated on the livery and in the cockpit, where each element represents the best compromise between lightweight, functionality and design. The design of the multifunction 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 with its futuristic yet rational design. The specific FIA homologated OMP seat with carbon shell embraces the driver to ensure comfort, safety and stability.
Essenza SCV12 customers 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 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 using an app. The facility also houses the “Lamborghini Squadra Corse Drivers Lab” by Tecnobody to offer 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.