Developed by Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse racing programme, the SCV12 takes the powerplant from the Aventador and dials it up to a new level.
Normally, this 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 delivers 544kW in Aventador S form and 566kW in the Aventador SVJ. Thanks to “aerodynamic supercharging”, this engine produces over 619kW in the SCV12, making it the most powerful Lamborghini V12 ever.
This system works, in part, due to changes made to the SCV12’s Aventador-based bodywork. A double air intake in the bonnet and a central rib directs airflow to a ram-air intake on the roof. This intake creates dynamic air pressure at speed to increase static air pressure in the intake manifold. The result is increased airflow through the engine and an increase in power of almost 10 per cent compared to the Aventador SVJ, all without resorting to forced induction.
The performance-enhancing aero changes are complemented by advanced aero elements throughout the rest of the body, including an oversized front splitter and rear diffuser, plus a carbon fibre rear wing that was created specifically for this vehicle.
Under that bodywork, the SCV12 runs a full carbon fibre chassis that uses the sequential six-speed gearbox as a structural element. The gearbox also incorporates elements of the rear suspension. Developed by the Squadra Corse engineers, the chassis was produced purely for rear-wheel drive, reflecting the car’s track focus, as well as the RWD rules of motorsport programmes Lamborghini is currently engaged in.
Magnesium wheels and specially-developed Pirelli tyres are the only other technical details released so far.
No word on production numbers has yet been revealed, but like most Lamborghini limited editions, expect the SCV12 to sell out even before it’s officially on sale. Customers will be able to participate in advanced driving programmes run by Squadra Corse at selected international circuits that includes instruction from five-time Le Mans 24 Hour winner, Emanuele Pirro, who serves as the Special Projects Consultant for Lamborghini Squadra Corse.
Full specs, pricing and further information will be revealed at the SVC12’s official unveiling, which will be on a yet-to-be determined date in the Northern Hemisphere summer.