This beast generates more downforce than a GT3 race car.
We've known for a while now that Lamborghini is developing a new hardcore, track-only hypercar. Since a teaser video was released back in March, Lamborghini has remained quiet about its top-secret track car - until now. Lamborghini has announced that development of its new track-only hypercar by its Squadra Corse racing department is now complete and is ready to hit the track. Contrary to rumors that claimed it will revive the SVR moniker, the new track-only hypercar will be called the Lamborghini SCV12.
Powering the Lamborghini SCV12 is the company's most powerful V12 naturally aspirated engine to date. Thanks to aerodynamic supercharging at high speed, the V12 unit is capable of exceeding 830 horsepower - that's 70 more hp than the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. Power is sent exclusively to the rear wheels through a sequential six-speed gearbox with a pushrod rear suspension attached.
The SCV12 rides on specially developed slick Pirelli tires fitted on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear magnesium rims. Utilizing Lamborghini Squadra Corse's GT motorsport experience, the SCV12 boasts increased aerodynamic efficiency and higher downforce levels than a GT3 car.
A double air intake and a central rib on the hood directs airflow to a ram-air intake scoop located on the roof, improving airflow through the engine and increasing power. Further improving the car's aerodynamic efficiency is a prominent front splitter, lateral flicks and vertical fins on the side sills, and a massive carbon-fiber rear wing.
A new fully carbon fiber chassis developed specifically for the Lamborghini SCV12 also allows for a greater power-to-weight ratio. The lightweight chassis with rear-wheel drive incorporates a sequential six-speed gearbox as a structural element within the chassis, reducing weight and enhancing weight distribution.
Production of the Lamborghini SCV12 will be strictly limited. Lamborghini hasn't announced how many SCV12s will be built, but rumors suggest it will be limited to just 40 units. Owners will also become members of "a very exclusive club" with invites to advanced driving programs at world-renowned racing circuits, as well as technical assistance from Squadra Corse engineers and tuition from Emanuele Pirro, five-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Lamborghini Squadra Corse Special Projects Consultant. More details will be announced when the Lamborghini SCV12 debuts this summer.