Lamborghini’s new supercar Essenza SCV12 has got many things weird but amazing about it. The “SC” in “SCV12” stands for Squadra Corse, or “racing team” in Italian, which is also the name of Lamborghini’s motorsports department.
The greatest strange thing about Essenza is that the owner can’t ride it in a public road. It is illegal!! If you buy Essenza, the company recommends you to keep it for you in a special garage at the company’s headquarters in Italy.
Owners will have access to a secure web cam feed so that they can look at the car whenever they want. If they want to drive the car, Lamborghini will arrange for it to be transported to almost any racetrack in the world and the owner will be able to drive it there.
Lamborghini will also provide a professional racecar driver to provide coaching in how to get the most speed and enjoyment from their V12-powered supercar. The company will host a few special events throughout the year to let Essenza SCV12 owners get together and enjoy their cars as a group.
The company has produces only 40 of these cars. Lamborghini’s chief engineer Maurizio Reggiani said that most of these 40 cars have already been booked and a few are left available.
Lamborghini did not give a price for the Essenza SCV12 but Reggiani said it will be priced similarly to the company’s other limited-edition models such as the Lamborghini Centenario and Sián, which sold for $1.9 million and $2 million, respectively. “This car is like a special passport to the most exclusive world of Lamborghini,” said Reggiani.
Essenza SCV12 has the most powerful V12 that the company has ever manufactured. The SCV12 does have an air scoop that, at high speeds, produces an effect like a supercharger. The forward-facing scoop feeds air directly to the engine so, as the car goes faster, air is pushed into the engine at higher and higher pressure allowing for more power.
Unlike other Lamborghini models which are 4X4 wheel drive, the Essenza is rear wheel drive.
The SCV12 wasn’t engineered to comply with road safety rules around the world, but it was designed to comply with FIA regulations. The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile oversees various auto races globally, including Formula 1 and the World Endurance Championship.
Like a true racecar, the SCV12 is designed so that any of the three major sections that make up the body can be quickly replaced during a pit stop. While the car can be painted any color the customer wants, Lamborghini is making it available in a special racing inspired paint scheme including sponsor logos.
Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse will take care of the supercar Essenza and handle their transportation to tracks and help owners learn how to drive them. Essentially, SCV12 owners will be treated as if they are professional racing drivers, except they will not be competing, Lamborghini will schedule five track events a year during the first three years for SCV12 owners, one of which will come at no extra charge. Owners will be charged for any of the other four events as well as any additional track visits they’d like to arrange.