Lamborghini SCV12: Squadra Corse hypercar ready to hit the track
The track-only limited edition hypercar runs the most powerful V12 from Lamborghini, and features aerodynamic efficiency and higher downforce levels than even a GT3 car
Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s track-only hypercar, the Lamborghini SCV12, has completed its development programme and is now ready to hit the track for its world premiere scheduled for later in the year. Fitted with the most powerful naturally aspirated V12 from Lamborghini, the SCV12 – designed by the in-house Lamborghini Centro Stile – is capable of exceeding 819bhp, courtesy the aerodynamic supercharging at high speed.
The SCV12 benefits from Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s GT motorsport expertise, with specific racing solutions devised by Squadra Corse engineers, including a new fully carbon fibre chassis that allows for a greater power-to-weight ratio as well as the best handling and circuit driving experience. The lightweight chassis with rear-wheel drive incorporates a sequential 6-speed gearbox as a structural element within the chassis, reducing weight and enhancing weight distribution. Pushrod rear suspension is system installed directly on the gearbox, while power is delivered on the track via specially developed Pirelli slicks fitted on magnesium rims (19-inch front, 20-inch rear).
The SCV12’s bonnet features a double air intake and a central rib directing airflow to the ram-air intake scoop located on the roof. This directs dynamic air pressure created by the car’s movement to increase static air pressure in the engine’s intake manifold, creating greater airflow through the engine and increasing power. The car’s clear track intent and aerodynamic efficiency is further enhanced by the prominent splitter at the front, lateral flicks and vertical fins on the side sills, and the custom-built carbonfibre rear wing.
The SCV12 will be assembled entirely within the Lamborghini Squadra Corse factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, as a limited edition. Customers will become members of a very exclusive club: they will participate in advanced driving programmes at some of the world’s most prestigious circuits, with the technical assistance of Squadra Corse engineers and the special tutoring of Emanuele Pirro, five-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Lamborghini Squadra Corse Special Projects Consultant.