Lamborghini remains the automobile that needs no introduction, an absolute race car that causes that stare on the road from it’s aggressive looks to it’s loud noise when revved as it passes by. The race to be the ultimate supercar is one that wouldn’t have an ending as the goal is to keep improvising, continuously bringing out the best cars.
Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is one crazy concept out of the stables of the Squadra Corse racing division of Lamborghini. Created exclusively for track use and sharing the same 6.5L V12 engine used in Lamborghini Aventador which is turned 180 degrees to accommodate a 6-speed sequential manual gearbox to be mounted at the rear behind the engine.
Limited to 40 units, the aerodynamics of Essenza SCV12 utilizes the Squadra Corse’s GT racing cars that makes it’s downforce efficient and greater than a GT3 car, at insane speed of 250km/h the downforce is at 1200kg nothing to compare with Lamborghini Huracán GT3.
Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 houses Lamborghini’s most powerful V12 engine dissipating 820hp, a Brembo brake effectively brings the hypercar to a halt easily.
With the aid of it’s front splitter, side inlets and large rear wing, the 820hp hypercar is kept balanced on the track race to the finish line. $2.6 million gets the rear mid-engine, rear wheel drive in the garage. With the emergence of the McLaren Speedtail, there was a wonder what that name ‘speedtail’ meant until it was finally unveiled, then waoh that’s it. Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 could likely be called a Speedtail because of its long extended rear end that was designed to accommodate the gearbox behind the engine and aid better aerodynamics.
The interior is fitted with a non-adjustable bucket seats that envelops one like a cocoon with adjustable steering wheel and pedals to aid comfort when ready to go. The steering wheel is an F1 inspired one with much buttons to adjust oversteer and understeer and other functions on board.
The display at Goodwood Festival Of Speed, was one to behold as a loud SCV12 could be heard revving towards the start to take on the hillclimb and revving all the way to the finish that got the attention of everyone.
Despite being a race car exclusive for track use only, the standards of the Essenza SCV12 still meets FIA’s prototype safety reg.