Here's what it will look like when the camo comes off.
Last week, Lamborghini gave us a first look at the SCV12, a new hardcore track weapon developed by its Squadra Corse racing department. Photos released by Lamborghini show a camouflaged SCV12 prototype being put through its paces around a race track, but Instagram user futurecarsnow has digitally removed the disguise, giving us a clearer look at the SCV12's aggressive aero components.
If you're wondering why the rendered Lamborghini SCV12 is missing production headlights, that's because it doesn't need any. This extreme machine won't be street legal, so Lamborghini isn't restricted by road regulations.
The double air intake and a central rib on the hood not only makes the SCV12 look savage, but it directs air to the roof scoop, improving airflow to the engine. Other aero enhancements at the front include a prominent front splitter, lateral flicks and vertical fins on the side sills.
A huge carbon-fiber rear wing will keep the Lamborghini SCV12 glued to the track. According to Lamborghini, these aero enhancements help the SCV12 generate higher downforce levels than a GT3 race car. A fully carbon fiber chassis will also optimize the car's power-to-weight ratio, so it should be thrilling to throw around corners.
Providing the power will be Lamborghini's most powerful naturally-aspirated V12 ever generating a substantial 830 horsepower, which will be sent to the rear wheels through a sequential six-speed gearbox. That's 70 more hp than the already-hardcore Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. Power will be transferred to the track on specially developed slick Pirelli tires fitted on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear magnesium rims.
Lamborghini hasn't announced how many examples of the SCV12 it plans to build, but production will be very limited, with rumors claiming it will be capped at just 40 units. A debut date hasn't been announced yet, but Lamborghini has confirmed the SCV12 will debut this summer, so we don't have long to wait.