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Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 Is Born For The Track

The new Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 will be unique, fast, and expensive, and limited to the track only.


  • Only 40 of these track-focused hypercars will be built.

  • It will benefit from the most powerful V12 from Lamborghini to date with over 830 horsepower.

  • The transmission is an X-trac sequential six-speed unit that sends power to the rear wheels.


Purchasing a new Essenza SCV12 from Lamborghini will bring exclusivity on a few levels. Only 40 will be built by Lamborghini Squadra Corse and as an owner, one will join an exclusive program with track events and support from Lamborghini.

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 | Photo: Lamborghini

These track events will be some of the only way owners will get to drive and experience their new Essenza SCV12. This track-only hypercar is designed for speed as demonstrated by its aerodynamics which delivers higher downforce levels (1,200 kg at 250 km/h) than a GT3 car.

The other clues that this is not a street-car include the V12 engine which develops more than 830 horsepower, or more than any other Lamborghini V12 in history. The transmission is a new X-trac sequential six-speed gearbox that also serves as part of the car’s structural element. In fact, it is one with the chassis as the push-rod rear suspension is affixed directly on the gearbox.

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 | Photo: Lamborghini

The V12 breathes exceptionally well thanks to a roof-mounted RAM-style air intake and a Capristo exhaust system which reduces backpressure and boosts the engine’s unique sound.

Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, remarked: “Essenza SCV12 is the ultimate expression of the V12 naturally aspirated engine, the symbol of our brand since 1963. It is a project in which we combined the pursuit of engineering perfection with refined aerodynamics, futuristic design, and innovative solutions such as the carbon monocoque without internal roll-cage. The result is an engaging and uncompromising 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.”

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 | Photo: Lamborghini

Buyers will join an exclusive club that will give them access track events at some of the most prestigious racing circuits in the world. Lamborghini will store and handle the cars so all will be taken care of. The track calendar begins in 2021 and will be the “arrive and drive” type.

Giorgio Sanna, Head of Lamborghini Motorsport, stated: “With Essenza SCV12 we wanted to elevate not only performance and driving pleasure but also the experience off the track. Customers can take advantage of exclusive and highly customizable services to fully experience the best of Italian hospitality and become part of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse family.”

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 | Photo: Lamborghini

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