Finally the Lamborghini Essenza was released after been teased and now having one of the greatest Santa’ Agata Bolognese automaker features, been the most powerful naturally aspirated V12 the company has ever built.
Each features the carmaker’s most powerful naturally aspirated engine ever, rated at over 830 PS (818 HP). This is also the first GT car developed as per FIA prototype safety rules.
Future owners will find themselves in an exclusive club where they’ll gain access to special Lamborghini programs starting next year.
The aerodynamics benefit from Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s GT racing experience to ensure higher downforce levels than a GT3 car, with a value of 2,756 pounds (1,200 kg) at 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour).
Aside from its impressive power levels, the Essenza SCV12 also comes with Capristo exhaust pipes that reduce back pressure and improve performance while emphasizing engine sound. Power is sent down through a new X-trac sequential six-speed gearbox, reaching just the rear wheels.
The Aventador’s carbon fiber passenger cell remains, but an additional steel roll cage housing the engine has been added to improve rigidity. Drive is also to the rear wheels only now, with shifting duties handled by a 6-speed sequential transmission from Xtrac. A mechanical self-locking type differential has also been added to drivetrain. The driver is able to adjust the differential to suit specific surface conditions at various race tracks, Lamborghini said.
The wheels are a magnesium set measuring 19 inches up front and 20 inches at the rear, and Pirelli has developed a bespoke set of slick tires for them. Stopping power comes from Brembo brakes.
Inside, the instrument panel and dashboard are supported by an asymmetrical carbon “Y” upper dash, while the multifunction steering wheel was inspired by F1 single-seater steering wheels. It’s a modern yet very functional design for a race car.
“With the Essenza SCV12 we pay tribute to both our racing past and the present: the large rear wing, side fins and front splitter are elements taken from the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO. This car is the perfect combination of our tradition and what we imagine for the future,” said Mitja Bokert, head of Lamborghini Centro Stile.
Each Essenza SCV12 owner will receive free storage in a new hangar built in Sant’Agata Bolognese, which features webcams so that the cars can be monitored 24/7 using an app.
The facility also houses the “Lamborghini Squadra Corse Drivers Lab” by Tecnobody to offer athletic training programs similar to those followed by the official Lamborghini racing drivers.
The track calendar will start in 2021 with “arrive and drive” events held at numerous FIA Grade 1 homologated circuits. Assistance will be provided by the Squadra Corse technical staff with the support of Emanuele Pirro, five-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Marco Mapelli, Lamborghini Squadra Corse factory driver.