The manic aerodynamic suit is built with know-how from the Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s GT racing experience for high levels of downforce, said to be 1,200kg at 250km/h.
The front hood has double air intakes which separate the hot airflow coming from the radiator and conveys the cold air to the roof airscoop, while the front splitter system is optimised to channel cooling air to the gearbox.
The 6.5l engine has an output of 610kW — the most powerful version of Lamborghini’s normally aspirated V12 yet. It roars through a Capristo exhaust system. It’s fitted with a new X-trac sequential six-speed gearbox and it’s purely rear-wheel driven.
“Essenza SCV12 is the ultimate expression of the V12 naturally aspirated engine, the symbol of our brand since 1963. It’s a car born to race and to showcase on the track the characteristics that have made Lamborghini famous worldwide, guaranteeing unique and special emotions for both the driver and onlookers,” says Maurizio Reggiani, chief technical officer of Automobili Lamborghini.
Specific slick Pirelli rubber is mounted on magnesium combination size 19-inch rims in front and 20-inchers at the rear and halted by motorsport spec Brembo brakes.
A multifunction steering wheel like that of F1 cars and an FIA homologated OMP carbon seat can be found inside the sparse but neatly presented cabin.
A wild rear diffuser and large tail keep this Lambo glued to the road with up to 1,200kg of downforce.