Regardless of how you feel about Lamborghini, there is one thing the brand can never be accused of: resting on its laurels. Despite its well-deserved reputation for exaggerated design and performance, the Italian automaker continues to push the proverbial envelope. And it looks like his latest car will continue this tradition.
On Tuesday, the brand unveiled the SCV12, a limited-edition, single-track vehicle that is sure to catch the eye of speed buffs around the world. And while any new Lambo would be cause for celebration, this one is especially notable as it features the company’s most powerful V12 yet.
We’re still months away from the full debut of the SCV12, but Lamborghini gave some tantalizing little things about the upcoming supercar. First, it will work with a naturally aspirated V12 coupled to a six-speed sequential gearbox that will send its power to the rear axle, according to a press release. The brand promises that this powertrain will be able to produce more than 830 horsepower. Another interesting feature is a chassis made of carbon fiber, which will increase the vehicle’s power-to-weight ratio. The car will also travel on a set of 19- and 20-inch front and rear magnesium wheels equipped with Pirelli racing slicks.
The SCV12’s impressive power specs will be enhanced by a wild aerodynamic design that was developed in conjunction with the company’s Squadra Corse Motorsport team. While the car’s final shape is currently obscured by black, white, and orange camouflage, Lamborghini said its hood will have a dual air intake, and its roof will be adorned with a ram air intake shovel. Other design features aimed at improving the aerodynamics of the car include a front splitter, lateral movements, vertical fins and a spectacular carbon fiber rear spoiler. These elements will combine to give the car more downforce than a GT3 race car.
Lamborghini has yet to reveal how much the SCV12 will cost or how many examples will be built, but each single-track racer will be fully assembled within the Lamborghini Squadra Corse factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Even better, every customer who buys the car will have access to the automaker’s exclusive advanced driving program, which includes mentoring from five-time Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro.