"Essenza SCV12 is the ultimate expression of the V12 naturally aspirated engine, the symbol of our brand since 1963", says Maurizio Reggiani, chief technical officer of Automobili Lamborghini. The chassis is also built using carbon fiber to save weight.
Design work for the new Lamborghini was undertaken by Centro Stile, the in-house design works for racing cars under Lambo's Squadra Corse group.
Its mechanical underpinnings are bolstered by an equally dramatic aero package, which Lamborghini claims to yield more downforce than a GT3 vehicle. This track-focused Essenza packs a new-gen carbon fibre monocoque chassis that's so stiff it doesn't need a roll cage to pass FIA prototype safety rules. Power is then sent to the ground via a 6-speed X-trac sequential transmission. The V12 engine is able to deliver over 830 hp, with a significant power uplift from the RAM effect (supercharger style, feeding air into the engine) at high speeds. The auto features an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 1.66 hp per kilogram thanks to a new-generation carbon fiber monocoque chassis technology that means the vehicle doesn't need to be fitted with an internal rollcage.
For aerodynamics, Lamborghini Squadra Corse's GT racing experience managed to squeeze out 1,200 kg of downforce at 250 km/h - higher than a GT3 vehicle.More news: Unsealed court documents reveal Ghislaine Maxwell's connection with Epstein
Taking inspiration from Lamborghini's racers, the Essenza features a large dual-air intake on the bonnet as well as a huge front splitter and winglets which help to cool the engine.
It wears special Pirelli slick tyres fitted to magnesium wheels (19-inch on the front, and 20-inch at the rear) and Brembo Motorsport brakes and calipers.
The track car's lightweight bodyshell is divided into three separate components to allow for quick replacement of damaged sections during pit stops and the overall shape is said to be inspired by 1970s prototypes.
Buyers for the Lamborghini Essenza get access to special benefits and programs. The program includes storage service in a new hangar built in Sant'Agata Bolognese for the Essenza SCV12 club.More news: Joe Biden nears final decision on running mate
The track calendar for the Essenza begins in 2021 with "arrive and drive" events to be held at numerous FIA Grade 1 homologated circuits. The 40 owners will be assisted by the Squadra Corse technical staff with the support of Emanuele Pirro, five-time victor of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and an excellent tutor for the customer-drivers; and Marco Mapelli, Lamborghini Squadra Corse Factory Driver.
The facility also houses the "Lamborghini Squadra Corse Drivers Lab" by Tecnobody to offer athletic training programmes similar to those followed by the official Lamborghini racing drivers. For the latter one, the company says it directs dynamic air pressure to increase static air pressure in the powerplant's intake, resulting in higher airflow and more power.
Each Essenza SCV12 owner will become part of an "exclusive club" according to Lamborghini, which will give them special access to programs which will allow them to drive their auto on circuits across the world.More news: Inflation dropped 1.9 pct in June quarter