Lambo’s Squadra Corse motorsport division is developing a track-only version of the Aventador, and it could preview a Le Mans entry
25 March 2020

Lamborghini is going after Ferrari’s FXX division with an ultra-limited, track-only model to be revealed by its Squadra Corse racing arm.

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.

Last year, Lamborghini’s boss, Stefano Domenicali, told Autocar that it is evaluating an entry into the 2021 Le Mans hypercar category. 

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.  

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28 October 2019

This track-only nonsense is painfully far from the carefree and cool spirit of Lamborghini.

28 October 2019

 As far as I know, Lamborghini haven't done a factory entry into motor racing, correct me if I'm wrong, I would be interested.....

25 March 2020
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 As far as I know, Lamborghini haven't done a factory entry into motor racing, correct me if I'm wrong, I would be interested.....

What about the GT3's? Plenty of Gallardo's and Huracan's in that.

This track only V12 looks a bit desperate to me. It will still be a big 1200kg+ lump. Little different to the AM Vulcan and probably slower than a McLaren Senna. Another yawn... 

28 October 2019
Lamborghini has participated in Formula 1. During the 1989 to 1991 seasons and as an engine supplier in 1992. Their best finishes were a 4th place at Silverstone in 1989 and a 6th at Suzuka the same year.

26 March 2020

Whaaa, wait.

It's only Wednesday - I thought million-horsepower hypercars are only released weekly on Thursdays and Fridays.

At least this one will actually materialize.  But will the buyers now?

 

 

26 March 2020

Coronavirus and the ensuing recession will kill off this hyper-car track-only market.

At least there won't be any more need to wade through the Thursday & Friday articles on these fly-by-night start-up companies.

26 March 2020
When did Lamborghini stop being Lamborghini?

Certainly before it started making track-only nonsense.

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