All hail the V12 Gods.
We've been aware of the fact that Lamborghini is busy developing a track-focused hypercar ever since we saw some leaked footage which was released back in March, but now we get to see the real thing in action around the Imola racetrack thanks to a recorded test development session. Lamborghini has kept the car under wraps for long enough, and we think it's high time that the Italian supercar manufacturer, which also produces cars such as the Urus, gives us a little more than just teasers.
Well if the video and the sound this car produces is anything to go by, this machine is going to be an absolute dream to drive (and to look at).
Headed by Lamborgini's Squadra Corse racing department, the new track-only hypercar will be named the Lamborghini SCV12. That's not as romantic as the Huracan or Aventador, but we don't really mind, as long as it's fast and pretty. According to Lamborghini, the SCV12 will be powered by the company's most powerful V12 naturally aspirated engine to date and is expected to make in the region of 830 hp. That's 70 more horses than you get in the Aventador SVJ. Power is said to be channeled to the rear wheels via a sequential six-speed box.
In the video, the SCV12 is seen blasting around Imola at full tilt, and while driver Emanuele Pirro gives no verbal feedback, it is clear to see how quickly the car responds to driver input. The SCV12 rides on unique slick Pirelli tires fitted on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear magnesium rims, and features a massive number of aerodynamic tweaks.
A brand new carbon fiber chassis has been developed for this car which increases the power to weight ratio by a great margin and the exterior features a double air intake and a central rib on the hood, as well as a massive front splitter and a huge carbon fiber rear spoiler.
As you can imagine, production of this special car will be limited. Rumors are that only 40 of these hypercars will see the light of day, and lucky owners will be invited to advanced driving programs across the world. Technical assistance will be provided by Squadra Corse engineers, and five-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Emanuele Pirro will offer his tutoring. Further details around this car will be announced when it debuts later this year.