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Lamborghini's Track-Only Hypercar Will Break Every Rule

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Picture an Aventador with 830 horsepower.

Have a Lambo in your garage? Then you'll likely enjoy driving it on any street you can put it on. But if you really want to see what it can do, you'll need to take it to the track. And now the Raging Bull marque is working on a new hypercar built specifically for that purpose, boasting (among other enhancements) a massive 830 horsepower.

Previewed this weekend during the World Finals for its Super Trofeo spec racing series at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain, this as-yet-unnamed track special is being developed by the company's Squadra Corse department.

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It's ostensibly based on the Aventador, but unrestricted by any regulations governing either road or race cars. That'll put it in the same league as Ferrari's XX cars and McLaren's GTRs – the first Lamborghini built for the purpose since the ten-cylinder, Gallardo-based Sesto Elemento.

It'll be motivated by the same 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 that powers the Aventador – as well as the Veneno, Centenario, Sian, and SC18 Alston (pictured below) – the Squadra Corse's first one-off project, revealed at the same event last year. Only this time the engine's being returned to deliver more power than ever, with the rest of the package being augmented accordingly.

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Lamborghini Squadra Corse's first non-racer will be built around a carbon monocoque with aluminum front sub-frame and a steel cage to house the engine. In place of the Aventador's unconventional seven-speed Independent Shift Rod transmission, the track special will use a six-speed sequential gearbox from Xtrac, to which the rear suspension will be directly connected. And the bodywork and aero package will be much more aggressive.

Alongside it, Sant'Agata also rolled out the finished version of the Urus ST-X, the race-spec version of its exotic crossover previewed at last year's event. 25 percent lighter and augmented for competition duty, it's set to form the backbone of its own racing series starting next year.

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