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Video: Essenza SCV12 screams at FOS

11th July 2021
Seán Ward

If you spend just one day at the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard you’ll hear engines of all configurations. Turbocharged, supercharged, naturally aspirated, inline-four, flat-six, V8, V10, V12, W16 – think of an engine configuration and there’s a strong chance there’s a vehicle, somewhere, that’ll match what comes to mind. Deciding the best engine sound at the Festival is therefore a tricky process, but the Essenza SCV12 has to be right up there with the greatest of all time.

This is what happens when Lamborghini decides to build a track car, not too dissimilar in spirit to the Ferrari FXXK. There are no rules to restrict air, downforce or power, or a minimum weight – the Lambo boffins are given a near-blank piece of paper and told to build something fantastic. The result is the Essenza SCV12.

Created by Lamborghini’s race team, Squadra Corse, the car has a 6.3-litre V12 with 850PS (610kW), a six-speed sequential gearbox and a body that looks as though it could be thrown into a Batman movie. No window or wine glass within a 10-mile radius was safe. It’s bonkers and we love it.

  • FOS 2021

  • Festival of Speed

  • Lamborghini

  • Essenza SCV12

  • Hillclimb Action

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