Patent drawings have exposed the aggressive lines of Lambo's new hypercar.
As many of the world's wealthiest inhabitants continue to see their net worths grow with time, one side effect is the growing business case for track-only hypercars like the Aston Martin Vulcan and Ferrari FXX K. One of the world's most famous supercar manufacturers, Lamborghini hasn't let the opportunity pass it by, launching the lightweight, track-only Sesto Elemento back in 2011.
Now, a follow-up machine is in the works: the incredible Lamborghini Squadra Corse V12, or "SCV12", based on the mighty Lamborghini Aventador. Set to be revealed in full later this summer, the SCV12's aggressive-while-functional design was teased last month , appearing on camera in a full suit of shape-masking camouflage.
Now, we're getting a better look at the hypercar's sharp lines thanks to a batch of patent drawings.
The drawings, uncovered by Taycan EV Forum user PocketRocket, were filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office last year, and they clearly detail some positively insane aerodynamic features. Those include a pair of hood vents so massive they could each swallow a baby calf, enormous front and rear wings, big dive planes at both ends, and perhaps the biggest rocker winglets we've ever seen fitted to a car. The end result will reportedly be more aerodynamic downforce than you'd get from a GT3 race car.
And then there's the hood scoop, which will presumably funnel fresh air to the SCV12's awesomely powerful engine. Previously, Lamborghini boasted the V12 would be "capable of exceeding 830 hp thanks to aerodynamic supercharging at high speed." Ram-air scoops are apparently in vogue again, which is something we support.
What the drawings don't tell us, of course, is that other all-important variable in the performance equation: weight. That said, they do contain one mighty big hint in the form of what appears to be a polycarbonate fixed window. Polycarbonate is massively lighter than glass for the same strength, and the elimination of a window motor and regulator shows just where Lamborghini's mind is at with regard to cutting out excess mass.
If we had to guess, we'd say you probably shouldn't anticipate A/C.