Last weekend we at O’Gara Coach ventured out to our Motorsport facility at the Thermal Club to deliver something very special. With only 40 to be built in the world, the Lamborghini SCV12 Essenza is one of the rarest hyper cars to every be produced.
This new model from Lamborghini is a track-only hypercar that the automaker says pays homage to other icons like Miura Jota and Diablo GTR. It’s powered by an incredible V12 engine that produces an astonishing 830 horsepower. As you can tell just by looking at it, the SCV12 is a purpose-built machine that takes aerodynamics seriously. It takes aero seriously, in fact, it’s capable of producing 2,645 lbs of downforce at 155 mph.
That power and downforce combined with its lightning-quick and new X-trac sequential six-speed gearbox are all a recipe for a thrilling drive on the track. Naturally, we didn’t waste any time getting the new SCV12 onto the track. Lamborghini Squadra Corse supported the first run of the Essenza with a full crew to help set up and run the car. They brought along the white SCV12 that was on display at Pebble Beach to run alongside the example that was delivered. It was quite a sight to see not only one of these monsters, but two on the track at the same time. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the SCV12 in this brilliantly captured film by Luca Brinciotti.