This Is What Lamborghini's New 830-HP V12 Engine Sounds Like

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Coming to a track day near you.

You didn't think that just because Lamborghini's making crossovers now (and selling them hand over white-knuckled fist) that it had forgotten how to make supercars, did you? Perish the thought. In fact the Raging Bull marque's next project is going in the diametrically opposite direction. And now we know just how awesome it will sound.

The as-yet unnamed project was first announced this past October when the Bolognese manufacturer released a solitary teaser image during the World Finals event at Jerez. It's being developed by Squadra Corse, the company's in-house racing division, and it'll be strictly for the track.

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That will put it in the same league as cars like the Ferrari FXX-K and McLaren Senna GTR, only instead of being adapted from a road-going supercar, this one's being designed from the ground up for the track (more along the lines of the Aston Martin Vulcan).

It's territory that Sant'Agata previously visited with the Sesto Elemento, of which only 20 examples were made exclusively for the track. And we'd expect this one to be no less extreme (or expensive). But where the Sesto Elemento adopted the Gallardo's 5.2-liter V10, the new model will use a version of the Aventador's 6.5-liter V12.

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This one's being upgraded to deliver 830 horsepower, and as you can tell from this video clip of the powertrain being tested on a dyno, it'll absolutely sound the business. The carbon monocoque and aluminum front subframe will house "an innovative self-locking type" mechanical, structurally load-bearing differential and a six-speed sequential transmission from Xtrac - all wrapped in bodywork including "a large rear wing, airscoop on the roof and a racing hood with dual air intakes." Expect it to borrow at least some cues from the one-off, more closely Aventador-based SC18 Alston (pictured below) that was developed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse for a single customer.

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