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Lamborghini SCV12: Track-only hypercar teased

Lamborghini is prepping a 620kW track-only hypercar to battle it out with the Aston Martin Vulcan, with an aero package that puts a GT3 race car to shame.

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Lamborghini has teased a new limited-edition track special called the SCV12, due to be revealed in the coming weeks.

In the same vein as the Aston Martin Vulcan and McLaren P1 GTR, the Lamborghini SCV12 is a track-only vehicle likely based on the existing Aventador designed to give wealthy buyers a race car experience with the exclusivity of hypercar ownership.

The SCV12 is the product of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse racing division, and will be powered by “the most powerful” naturally-aspirated V12 the company has made to date – capable of “exceeding” 830hp (619kW) thanks to “aerodynamic supercharging at high speed”.

Lamborghini says the SCV12 produces increased aerodynamic efficiency and higher downforce than a GT3 race car, thanks in part to a double air intake in the bonnet and a central rib which directs airflow into the roof-mounted intake scoop.

The company says this aerodynamic design directs air pressure created by the vehicle’s movement to increase static air pressure in the engine’s intake manifold, increasing air flow through the V12 engine and thus increasing power – equating to the aforementioned aerodynamic supercharging. Essentially, the SCV12 will feature a ram-air intake.

From the images it’s pretty obvious the SCV12 gets bespoke body work compared to the Aventador, including an extensive aero package incorporating a prominent front splitter, lateral flicks and vertical fins on the sills, as well as a custom-built carbon-fibre wing at the rear.

Underneath the skin there’s a full carbon-fibre chassis which improves the power-to-weight ratio, as well as contributing to what Lamborghini calls the “best handling and circuit driving experience”.

The Lamborghini SCV12 is due to be revealed during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer, which means we can expect an unveil in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned to CarExpert for all the latest, and let us know your thoughts on the SCV12 in the comments.


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