Published on April 21st, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin


Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 Makes First Public Debut

We can’t help but wonder how many of these are already sold in the People’s Republic

Having been unveiled virtually last year in July, the track-only Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 has now made its public debut at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show.

Limited to just 40 units, the hypercar is powered by Lamborghini’s most powerful naturally-aspirated V12 engine that churns out a whopping 830 hp. An X-trac six-speed sequential transmission, which is fitted as a structural element within the chassis, is tasked to channel the output to the rear wheels.

Speaking of chassis, the Essenza SCV12 is built around a FIA-certified carbon fiber monocoque chassis, with a push-rod rear suspension mounted directly on the gearbox. It rides on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear magnesium wheels wrapped in Pirelli tyres.

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Here’s the press release with more information:


Following its virtual launch in 2020 and, the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 was revealed to the public for the first time at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. This track-only hyper car on stand was realised in the exclusive Verde Selvans, Grigio Linx, Nero Aldebaran Gloss and Arancio California launch livery.

The limited-edition Essenza SCV12 of 40 units was inspired by the Squadra Corse’s years of experience in prestigious motorsport races. The innovative solutions found in this unique hyper car create the new ultimate driving experience, with a futuristic design that fully inherits brand’s iconic elements, while balancing lightweight construction, functionality and design aesthetics.

The Essenza SCV12 is a direct descendant of cars such as the Miura Jota and Diablo GTR, with the most powerful V12 naturally aspirated engine ever developed by Lamborghini. Delivering over 830 hp, the Essenza SCV12 receives a significant power boost from the RAM effect at high speeds. This incredible power is handled by its new X-trac sequential six-speed gearbox, designed as a structural element mounted within the chassis, combined with a rear-wheel drive system to ensure higher structural continuity and greater torsional stiffness. The large rear wing, side fins and front splitter are elements inspired by the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO, promising greater efficiency and generating higher downforce levels than a GT3 car, with a value of 1,200 kg at 250 km/h.

As the first GT car developed to respect FIA prototype safety standards, the Essenza SCV12 features an exceptional power-to-weight ratio of 1.66 hp/kg made possible by its new-generation carbon fiber monocoque chassis without internal rollcage.

The Essenza SCV12 was born for the track and to race, with a mission of bringing the purest track experience that Lamborghini can offer. Every Essenza SCV12 customer will become a member of an exclusive club with access to special programs to drive their hypercar on the most prestigious circuits in the world. In addition to premium track facilities, the program also gives access to exclusive training programmes similar to those followed by the official racers.

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