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30 July 2020

The newest Lamborghini looks like a full-scale Hot Wheels toy

By Matt CampbellMatt Campbell
  • The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is the company's most powerful V12 car to date. The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is the company's most powerful V12 car to date.
  • The Lambo still gets scissor doors which, we assume, have been developed to make ingress and egress easier. The Lambo still gets scissor doors which, we assume, have been developed to make ingress and egress easier.
  • The Essenza SCV12 is built on a carbon-fibre monocoque chassis. The Essenza SCV12 is built on a carbon-fibre monocoque chassis.
  • The interior features a multifunction steering wheel that is "futuristic yet rational". The interior features a multifunction steering wheel that is "futuristic yet rational".

This isn't the sort of car you, me, or anyone we know will be able to afford. It's the new Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 - a limited-run hypercar that looks a lot like a 1:1 scale Hot Wheels toy.

It is Lamborghini's most powerful V12 car to date, with 830 horsepower (or 610kW) of power coming from its twelve-cylinder racing spec engine, which is teamed to a sequential six-speed gearbox from X-Trac. And unlike most other high-end Lambos, this beast is rear-wheel drive. Drift it!

The Essenza SCV12 is built on a carbon-fibre monocoque chassis, which is seemingly strong enough for the "exclusive track use" car not to need a rollcage.

Obviously it has all the angles you'd expect of something so high-end from the Sant’Agata Bolognese builder, but it still gets blingy scissor doors which, we assume, have been developed to make ingress and egress easier.

The cabin is a masterpiece, too. The interior features a multifunction steering wheel that is "futuristic yet rational", while the seat has a carbon shell and has been homologated to meet FIA standards - just like the rest of the car.

Only 40 will be built, and owners will be able to take part in a specific track day racing series commencing in 2021.