Owners will have access to a secure web channel so they can watch the car whenever they want. If they want to drive the car, Lamborghini will make sure it can be transported to almost any racetrack in the world and the owner will be able to drive it there. Lamborghini will also provide a professional car driver to provide training on how to get top speed and enjoyment of its super V12 engine. The company will host a number of special events throughout the year for Essenza SCV12 owners to get together and enjoy their group cars.
Only 40 of the cars will be produced. Customers have already signed contracts for most of them, but some are still available, said Lamborghini chief engineer Maurizio Reggiani.
“This car is like a special passport to Lamborghini’s most exclusive world,” Reggiani said.
According to Lamborghini, the Essenza SCV12 has the most powerful V12 the company has ever produced. The 6.3-liter engine is “naturally aspirated,” meaning it has no turbochargers or a supercharger, mechanical devices that force air into the engine to increase its power. Still, it will produce more than 818 horsepower, the company said. Reggiani claimed that mechanical air compressors like these would not have provided the kind of sound and performance that Lamborghini customers expect.
The SCV12 has an air spoon that, at high speed, produces an effect like a supercharger. The forward-facing bucket feeds air directly into the engine so that as the car goes faster, the air pushes the engine under higher pressure and allows for more power.
The Essenza SCV12 is a rear-wheel drive, unlike most Lamborghinis, which are all-wheel drive. It features a new six-speed transmission with steering wheel paddle switches of the type to be used in other future Lamborghini cars. In order to make the car as light and compact as possible, the transmission is integrated into the car’s structure with the SCV12’s rear suspension mounted directly on the gearbox.
The SCV12 was not designed to meet worldwide road safety standards, but was designed to meet FIA standards. The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile oversees several car races worldwide, including Formula 1 and the World Endurance Championship, which culminates in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Like a real car, the SCV12 is designed so that any of the three main sections that make up the body can be quickly replaced during a chest stop. While the car can be painted in any color the customer wants, Lamborghini makes it available in a special racing-inspired paint scheme that includes sponsor logos. The rectangular steering wheel of the car with integrated display screen is modeled on the steering wheels of Formula 1 cars.
The “SC” of “SCV12” means Squadra Corse, or “racing team” in Italian, which is also the name of Lamborghini’s motor sports department, founded in 2014. Ferruccio Lamborghini, who founded the company in 1963, did not want his company to participate in races, preferring Lamborghini to focus on making cars exclusively for road use, unlike its neighbor Ferrari. Ferrucio Lamborghini sold his eponymous company in 1972 and, under Volkswagen ownership today, Lamborghini cars compete in several sports car races, including at Le Mans, and Super Trofeo, a series of races only for Lamborghini Hurricanes.
Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse will take care of the cars and manage their transport to the tracks and help owners learn to drive them. Essentially, SCV12 owners will be treated as if they were professional race drivers, unless they compete, Lamborghini will schedule five track events a year for the first three years for SCV12 owners, one of which will not charge any additional fees. . Owners will be charged for any of the other four events, as well as additional tours of the slopes they would like to organize.
This new experience owned by Lamborghini is similar to that of Ferrari’s Corse Cliente XX program. In the Ferrari program, which began with the limited edition Ferrari FXX in 2005, owners of special track cars can only participate in driving and testing sessions with Ferrari engineers. These cars are also being used to test technologies that could appear in more affordable Ferrari models in the future as with the new Lamborghini transmission.