Lamborghini SCV-12 Has The Most Powerful Naturally Aspirated V-12 The Brand Has Ever Produced
This track-only supercar features the most-powerful naturally-aspirated V-12 engine that Lamborghini has ever built!by Sidd Dhimaan, on
Lamborghini didn’t really have any new products on the horizon, but here we are today looking at the new SCV-12. It’s a track-focused hypercar that’s powered by the most powerful naturally-aspirated V-12 engine that the Italian automaker has ever built. A few details about it were also revealed, but we won’t know the full, in-depth details until hypercar launches later this year.
What’s Special About The SCV12?
This hypercar is the latest addition to Lamborghini’s Motorsport division, Squadra Corse’s portfolio. In October last year, the company teased and announced that it would debut sometime in 2020. Fast-forward eight months and we have the first look of the hypercar, albeit in camouflage.
The SVC12 is designed by the in-house division, Lamborghini Centro Stile, and is all about aerodynamics.
The company claims that its aerodynamic ratings and downforce levels are higher than a GT3 car.
Lamborghini was able to achieve this courtesy of the double air intake and a central rib that directs the airflow to the air intake scoop located on the roof. The company said that the SCV12 is capable of exceeding 830 horses, thanks to “aerodynamic supercharging at high speed.”
This essentially means that the air pressure created by the hypercar’s movement increases the static air pressure that’s flowing through the intake scoop and directs it straight into the engine. This leads to greater airflow and results in more power. The automaker has also installed a front splitter, vertical fins on the side sills, and the huge carbon fiber wing at the rear. It rides on 19-inch wheels in the front and 20-inch at the back which are wrapped in Pirelli tires.
What Powers The SCV12?
The company has revealed a few tech details as well. The SCV12 is based on a full carbon fiber Squadra Corse chassis. It will be powered by a naturally-aspirated V-12 engine that makes 830 ponies.
This makes it the most powerful NA V-12 in the company’s 50-plus years of history
. Power is sent only to the rear wheels via a sequential six-speed gearbox with a pushrod rear suspension system paired directly to it.
The company has not revealed the price or how many numbers it will build, but it will be a limited-edition model. The owners will get access to a very exclusive club that will allow them to participate in advanced driving programs at some of the world’s most prestigious circuits. They will be guided by five-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner, Emanuele Pirro.
Lamborghini said that the Squadra Corse SCV12 is ready to hit the tracks and is scheduled for a summer 2020 launch. It will be at Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese.