Mighty 830hp atmo V12 guaranteed to scare EVs, small children and seismologists.
Lamborghini’s racing department, Squadra Corse, has long been known for managing varied customer GT motorsport programs around the world.
Late last year the raging bull from Sant’Agata dropped a teaser of Squadra Corse’s first-ever bespoke build… and now we get to hear it for the first time.
Said to be developed by the squad and styled by Lamborghini Centro Stile, this new ‘super sports car’ is a track-only proposition, but as yet doesn’t have an intended race series.
It’s lucky I am mega-wealthy and able to just drag it up to Winton for a test and tune day, then.
Drivetrain and Chassis
In an age where everyone’s downsizing and electrifying, the upcoming hyper-Lambo will stick with a further development of the Aventador’s current, naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12 engine.
Lamborghini says this generates an incredible 830hp (around 620kW), unrestricted by compliance requirements.
The central monocoque is carbon fibre, with an aluminium front frame and a steel rear structure that incorporates the engine mounting. The six-speed sequential gearbox is by Xtrac and forms a further structural element to the car. It acts as a mounting point for the suspension arms, guaranteeing no slack in the system and optimal ‘kinematics’ (engineers, eh?).
A truly impressive feature of this upcoming beast is a new take on the classic mechanical limited-slip differential. This features a self-locking system, and the driver can manually adjust the diff’s pre-load from the cockpit, allowing a degree of dynamic tuning to suit the presented surface.
Centro Stile has adorned the body with a large rear spoiler, while the roof scoop and twin-scoop front section evokes memories of the nostrily Diablo GT.
This ode to traditional supercars will stick two fingers up at the newcomers later in 2020.
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