Lamborghini previews 819bhp V12 track-only hypercar
Lambo’s Squadra Corse motorsport division is developing a track-only version of the Aventador, and it could preview a Le Mans entry
The model, which follows on from the road-usable SC18, is now undergoing high-speed track testing, as shown in a new video released by the firm. Unconfirmed reports suggest the new, Aventador-based model will be called the ‘SVR’.
Lamborghini has now confirmed that the track car will take its power from an uprated version of the Aventador’s naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12, with output boosted to 819bhp.
The latest video doesn’t reveal much in terms of information, but it gives a clear visual indication that the new car’s bodywork is far more bespoke than that of the SC18, sharing very little of its profile with the Aventador, as shown in a preview clip from last year.
A wedge shape with a deep front end and pronounced splitter, a roof-mounted scoop and a track-bred rear wing design are visible. An aggressive diffuser setup can be briefly glimpsed.
Homologation rules dictate that the race version must be strongly related to a road-legal model, with 20 examples required to be produced over a two-year period. That suggests the Le Mans racer isn’t likely to be based on this car, because it won’t be road legal.