Late in 2019, we brought you this story (below) of an impending Lamborghini hypercar. This track-only model will be made in extremely limited numbers and it won’t be road legal. Today Lamborghini released the video (below) of the new car’s engine being run at high-revs on a dynamometer.
The launch of one Lamborghini is usually newsworthy enough, but these two Lamborghini racers should make all motorsport fans sit up and take notice. The Italian sportscar manufacturer announced two very special models at the recent Lamborghini Squadra Corse world finals in Spain.
The first of the two Lamborghini racers was teased in a shadowy image. Lamborghini confirms that it a 12-cylinder hypercar that will debut in 2020. The Lamborghini hypercar is being developed by the company’s racing division for track-only duties. It will be a track car, but not eligible to race in any current series. It will be produced in limited numbers, some speculate as few as 40 units.
Squadra Corse has designed the car with aerodynamic and mechanical specifications designed to bring out the best of the 6,5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine that will deliver 620 kW. The motor is mated with a six-speed sequential Xtrac transmission. From the teaser image we can see a large rear wing, an airscoop on the roof, and a hood with dual air intakes.
A steel roll cage will be standard fitment. The transmission has a load-bearing function, with respect to the rear suspension, the arms of which are directly connected to the gearbox. The differential is a mechanical self-locking type that allows the driver to adjust its preload to optimise driveability depending on the circuit and the conditions of the asphalt.
Check out a Lamborghini drifting in this post.
The other new model shown was the Lamborghini Urus ST-X. This off-roader will be the feature of one-make racing series that starts in 2020. The racer was first showcased in concept form (as you can see here). Urus ST-X features a twin-turbo V8 engine. Lamborghini’s weight-watching plan for the road-based racecar is the adoption of lightweight materials including a carbon fibre bonnet, carbon wing and racing exhausts. In the cockpit, drivers will be protected by a reinforced by a tubular roll-bar and a fire extinguishing system. Race seats will keep occupants in place during high-speed cornering.
Click here to check out a crazy Lamborghini off-roader based on the Huracan.