► Lambo racing division builds a hypercar
► V12, all-wheel drive and track-only
► Full reveal expected in summer 2020
Lamborghini has revealed more information about its forthcoming hypercar, called SCV12. The car, which uses the most powerful naturally-aspirated V12 Sant’Agata has ever made, has completed its track testing and is now on schedule to be revealed summer 2020. By the looks of things, that testing was completed at the headache-inducing Magny-Cours circuit in France.
Give me technical details
The SCV12’s dramatic styling is typically Lambo, but it’s all there for a reason; The SCV12 has more downforce than a GT3 car, uses aero devices such as the front bonnet double-scoop and ram-air intake to boost power as well as grip. And don’t forget the front splitter, lateral flicks and huge custom-built carbonfibre spoiler at the SCV12’s rear.
Engine-wise, it's all very Lamborghini. A 6.5-litre V12 sits in the middle producing around 819bhp, even more than the supercapacitor-equipped Sian. That power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox. A mechanical self-locking diff allows the driver to set the optimal amount of grip depending on the track.
The monocoque chassis is carbonfibre, mated to an aluminium front frame and a steel rollcage for the engine aft. Lambo also says that the gearbox is connected mechanically via arms to the suspension system, boosting torsional rigidity. Lambo's trad scissor doors will remain.
When will we see it without camo?
The track-only hypercar’s full reveal is planned for summer 2020.
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