Lamborghini’s new supercar isn’t legal to drive on public roads
Lamborghini has unveiled a new supercar, known as the Essenza SCV12, that owners won’t be able to legally drive on public roads. That’s why, if you buy one, Lamborghini recommends you let the company keep it for you in a special garage at the company’s headquarters in Italy.
Lamborghini has even built a dedicated hangar in Sant’Agata Bolognese to house all the cars, each owner getting their own garage and 24/7 webcam access to their vehicle via an app.
There’s also the opportunity to join in on the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Drivers Lab fitness program, which is kind of necessary when piloting a slick-tired racer capable of generating 2,646 pounds of downforce at 155 mph.
Owners will have access to a secure web cam feed so 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 Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 may not be short of eye-catching details – a V12 engine with 830 horsepower is worthy of attention – but inside it’s the race car inspired steering wheel that grabs you. Leagues away from the touchscreen-heavy dashboards of most modern cars, supercars included, the Essenza SCV12 instead focuses on giving you as little reason as possible to move your hands away from the most important control.
The “SC” in “SCV12” stands for Squadra Corse, or “racing team” in Italian, which is also the name of Lamborghini’s motorsports department, founded in 2014.
Only 40 of the cars will be produced. Customers have already signed contracts for most of them but a few remain available, Lamborghini’s chief engineer Maurizio Reggiani said.
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 upwards of $2 million, respectively.
“This car is like a special passport to the most exclusive world of Lamborghini,” said Reggiani.