Lamborghini ready to let loose SCV12 track-only hypercar

By CARSIFU | 24 June 2020

ROME: Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s track-only hypercar - the SCV12, is now ready to hit the track for its world premiere after completing its development programme.

Earmarked for launch in the third quarter of this year, the SCV12 is touted by the company to possess the company's most powerful naturally-aspirated V12 engine to date

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The hypercar was designed in-house by Lamborghini Centro Stile and is said to be capable produce more than 830hp through the use of aerodynamic supercharging when at high speed - so the faster the car goes the more power the engine is able to produce.

The SCV12 benefits from Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s GT motorsport expertise, using its racing experience to produce increased aerodynamic efficiency and higher downforce levels than a GT3 car.

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The front section has been gifted with a double air intake with a splitter below it 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.

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Also, lateral flicks and vertical fins occupy the side sills while the rear has been fitted with a custom-built carbon fibre rear wing.

Hidden below everything is a new carbon fibre chassis developed by the company's Squadra Corse engineers to boost the SCV12's power-to-weight ratio with the intent of providing the best handling and circuit driving experience.

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The lightweight chassis with rear-wheel drive incorporates a sequential six-speed gearbox as a structural element within the chassis, reducing weight and enhancing weight distribution.

Pushrod rear suspension has been installed directly onto the gearbox, while power is delivered on the track courtesy of specially developed slick Pirelli tyres fitted on 19 (front) and 20-inch (rear) magnesium wheels.

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The SCV12 will be assembled entirely within the Lamborghini Squadra Corse factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, as a limited edition.

The Italian supercar builder added that new buyers will be able to 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.

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