Eyeless, 800-HP-Plus Lamborghini SCV12 Hypercar Outed in Patent Filing
Teased recently wearing full camouflage, the next Lamborghini SCV12 hypercar has been fully revealed, at least in drawing form. A patent application in Europe which has been published on TaycanEVforum.com broadly depicts the unconditional design of the SCV12 on track only, and a few elements stand out. Namely, as we noted after Lamborghini released its own preview images, the SCV12 is almost faceless and lacks formal headlights.
Looking around the world as a possible social distancer wearing his mask incorrectly on top of his head (or the character of Rorschach from Watchmen), SCV12 has an unnatural face. Overall, the car is little more than a chamfered corner with a huge wing and vents and louvers everywhere. The front lighting appears to come from a pair of sleek trapezoidal traffic lights in the lower bumper; as befits a runway model only, these lights are sandwiched by brake cooling ducts and wild aerodynamic ducks at each front corner.
The rear is even wilder. A pair of thin hexagonal taillights and round, cannon-like tailpipes exit the largely open tail. What appear to be mini triplanes flanks a deep diffusing element, and there are strange fins everywhere, including longitudinal dorsal fins that run along the top of each rear wing peak. A bizarre louvered rear deck looks like a spine exposed in mid-surgery, and it comes close to this cantilever spoiler the size of a balcony. The patent drawings show most SCV12 spoilers (front and rear) with few tie rods, so expect the real deal to offer a manually adjustable aero.
When the SCV12 arrives later this summer, it will be the most powerful twelve-cylinder Lamborghini model of all time. Details are to come, but it will have at least 800 horsepower, and based on the fixed side windows (with race car-style insert ventilation openings) suggest it will be stripped down and very light. Between that and the aero that abuses the atmosphere, be careful. While you wait for the SCV12 to jump from the patent designs and its pretty camouflage to enter the metal – uh, carbon fiber – sit still and listen to the V-12 cry of the thing.