Lamborghini may have finished attending major auto shows, but that doesn’t mean that the Sant’Agata Bolognese-based supercar maker has no new products on the agenda. To everyone’s surprise, the brand comes (almost) unveiled the SCV12, which features the most powerful naturally aspirated V12 engine in the history of the company.
The Lamborghini Squadra Corse is a track-only supercar in a limited edition only, which was developed in cooperation with the company’s motorsport division. The machine is now ready to hit the runway but will be revealed in full later this summer. All we have for now is the first technical details and a photo shoot with a camouflaged prototype.
The SCV12 is not a racing car per se but benefits from Lamborghini’s GT expertise and even has higher downforce and higher aerodynamic ratings than a GT3 car. The long hood plays a major role in the equation thanks to its double air intake and a central rib directing the air flow towards the air intake located on the roof. In addition, the prominent front splitter and the vertical fins on the rocker panels give the supercar a true racing car appearance.
As we have already mentioned, under the hood is an internally developed naturally aspirated V12 engine, which Lamborghini says is “capable of exceeding 830 hp thanks to high-speed aerodynamic supercharging.” The exact weight of the car has yet to be announced, but Lambo says the chassis is carbon fiber for an impressive power-to-weight ratio.
The V12 is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox with a rear push rod suspension system attached directly to it. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels and delivered to the track using specially developed Pirelli tires mounted on 19 and 20 inch magnesium alloys (front and rear).
No price details are available at the moment but Lamborghini says that each customer will have access to a “very exclusive club” and will participate in different driving programs around the world. The SCV12 will be assembled at home in Sant’Agata Bolognese. More information is expected later this summer, so stay tuned.
– A world first hypercar in a limited edition on track only is planned for summer 2020
– Engine is Lamborghini’s most powerful V12 to date
– Aerodynamic efficiency and higher support levels than a GT3 car
Sant’Agata Bolognese, 23 June 2020 – the hypercar on the track of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the
Lamborghini SCV12, has completed its development program and is now ready to take to the track
for its world premiere, scheduled for summer 2020.
Equipped with Lamborghini’s most powerful naturally aspirated V12 engine to date, the SCV12
– designed by the Lamborghini Centro Stile in-house – is capable of exceeding 830 hp thanks to
high speed aerodynamic supercharging.
The SCV12 benefits from GT Lamborghini Squadra Corse expertise in motorsport, using its
experience to produce increased aerodynamic efficiency and higher support levels than a GT3
car. The front cover of the SCV12 has a double air inlet and a central rib directing the air flow towards the
air intake located on the roof. This directs the dynamic atmospheric pressure created by the
movement to increase static air pressure in the engine intake manifold, creating greater air flow
through the engine and the increase in power. The car’s clear intention and aerodynamic efficiency are
enhanced by the prominent divider at the front, the lateral movements and the vertical fins on the side
underbody, while at the rear there is a tailgate tailgate made of carbon fiber.
Several aspects of SCV12 have been developed, in particular for the hypercar, with
racing solutions designed by Squadra Corse engineers, including a new chassis made entirely of carbon fiber
which allows a better weight / power ratio as well as optimal handling and driving on circuits
Lightweight rear-wheel drive chassis incorporates a six-speed sequential gearbox
structural element inside the chassis, reducing weight and improving weight distribution. Pusher
rear suspension is installed directly on the gearbox, while power is supplied on the track
courtesy of specially developed Pirelli slicks tires mounted on magnesium rims (19 ”front, 20” rear).
The SCV12 will be fully assembled in the Lamborghini Squadra Corse factory in Sant’Agata
Bolognese, limited edition. Customers will become members of a very exclusive club: they
participate in advanced driving programs on some of the most prestigious circuits in the world, with
technical assistance from Squadra Corse engineers and special tutoring from Emanuele Pirro,
five-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Lamborghini Squadra Corse Special Projects