Thanks to This Engine, You Might Be Able to Own a 2,300-Horsepower Lamborghini Sometime Soon

Lamborghini recently took the wraps off the track-only Essenza SCV12, an insane-looking beast motivated by Lamborghini’s most powerful iteration of its venerable V-12 yet at over 830 horsepower.

While that’s impressive, Lamborghini’s still very much against strapping turbos to its 12-cylinder masterpiece but tuners such as Steve Morris Engines show what these units can be made to do - in this case, deliver almost 2,300 horsepower at an ear-splitting 9,000 rpm.

You need your own highway to try this thing out

Here's What a 2,300-Horsepower Lamborghini V-12 Sounds Like
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Whether or not you think power is the most important metric when it comes to supercars and hypercars, you can’t deny that, as the figures jump over 1,000 horsepower, things really become interesting. Nowadays, with electric cars like the Pininfarina Battista (1,874 horsepower) and the Lotus Evija (1,972 horsepower) being the power kings, we look at tuners for the internal combustion engine’s answer in the fight over who’s got the biggest amount of oomph.

It seems like yesterday that the re-born Bugatti brand wowed everyone with its 1,001-horsepower Veyron, a 16-cylinder supercar that showed everyone you could be the king of luxury, of speed, and of power all at once. Things have moved on since then, however, and now Bugatti’s latest land eater is the 1,500 horsepower Chiron 300+ whose 8.0-liter, quad-turbocharged V-16 is also delivering some 1,180 pound-feet of torque, just about enough to shatter a few of Saturn’s moons to pieces if it so desired.

Here's What a 2,300-Horsepower Lamborghini V-12 Sounds Like
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But there's a select few that want more. More than what Bugatti's Chiron can do, more than what Koenigsegg's Jesko can do, and more than what the still-not-shipped-to-customers hyper-ultra-EVs are supposed to be able to do.

For those people, there are companies like Steve Morris Engines and Dallas Performance. The latter is one of the leading providers of bolt-on turbo kits for exotic brands such as Lamborghini or Ferrari.

One of Dallas Performance’s latest projects sees Steve Morris Engines lay the groundwork as the two companies cooperate to deliver an absolutely bonkers turbo kit that pushes Lambo’s already powerful and torquey unit to manic heights.

As explained in the video, the well-known Lambo V-12 can develop as much as 2,300 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 1,396 pound-feet of torque at 8,600 rpm running on 32 PSI of boost.
Here's What a 2,300-Horsepower Lamborghini V-12 Sounds Like
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This is, according to Steve Morris Engines, the most that can be achieved with this block (that can also be usable and be made at least somewhat reliable).

After having achieved peak performance, Steve Morris Engines is now working on the ancillaries of the setup to make sure that the intake manifold, the headers, the turbos, and all that can be then made to fit on any Lambo engine that fits the spec as required by Dallas Performance. There will be, of course, a number of stages of tune for those that don’t want a 2,300 horsepower, twin-turbo Lambo but still want more than what the cars make fresh from the factory over at Sant’Agata Bolognese.

Here's What a 2,300-Horsepower Lamborghini V-12 Sounds Like
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The next step for Steve Morris Engines is developing its billet blocks capable of coping with outputs north of 3,000 horsepower. And no, that’s not drag racing engines, they’re supposed to be blocks that will eventually end up in road-worthy vehicles... somehow.

Source: Road & Track

Michael Fira
Associate Editor and Motorsport Expert - fira@topspeed.com
Mihai Fira started out writing about long-distance racing like the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. As the years went by, his area of interest grew wider and wider and he ever branched beyond the usual confines of an automotive writer. However, his heart is still close to anything car-related and he's most at home retelling the story of some long-since-forgotten moment from the history of auto racing. He'll also take time to explain why the cars of the '60s and '70s are more fascinating than anything on the road today.  Read More
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