Lamborghini shed just a little bit of light on an upcoming track-only hypercar, due to arrive in the summer of 2020. The yet-to-be-named monster from Sant’Agata Bolognese looks like it’s based on the Aventador. But this particular model includes a larger than an Aventador SVJ rear wing, roof-mounted air scoop and two air intakes piercing the hood.
From pictures, we can see lot of additional scoops and flaps and air intakes to help keep things cool, along with an all-business twin-exhaust tail pipe setup and a legit rear diffuser. The doors still open scissor-style, befitting the Lamborghini tradition. In front, you see a serious air splitter, as well as additional flaps on the side, similar to the Huracan GT3 Evo race car.
Power comes from the Italian supercar builder’s tried-and-true naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12—in this updated and tuned iteration, it is going to deliver 830 hp. The SVJ V12 made its peak 759 hp at 8,500 rpm. Seeing how neither get help from any kind of compressor, don’t be surprised if this upcoming car’s V12 exceeds 9,000 rpm before reaching its peak 830 hp. Yep, it’s gonna be a screamer.
Though Lamborghini didn’t say, it’s also likely to use a version of the single-clutch automated manual gearbox from the SVJ. Called Independent Shifting Rod, or ISR, that box is a touch compromised on the road but brilliantly quick on the track. Remember, this is track-only. There’s also a trick self-locking differential. We do not yet know, however, whether this track car will be rear- or, like the SVJ, all-wheel drive.
Lamborghini built the car’s core from carbon fiber as a monocoque and uses aluminum for the front subframe. The Centro Stile department of Squadra Corse, the motorsports division of Lamborghini, is responsible for this upcoming mega-car. 830 hp from a naturally aspirated V12 is enough to whet our appetite to learn more—and, of course, see what it’s like to drive. Stay tuned.
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