Having a bad day? Listen to Lamborghini's new 620kW V12 race engine

By Motoring Staff Time of article published Feb 12, 2020

Share this article:

Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy - Lamborghini is planning to unleash a track-only hypercar before the end of this year and instead of ‘teasing’ it with some cryptic image that’s hardly going to excite anyone, the Italian supercar maker is letting us hear exactly how it sounds.

The video, inserted below, was filmed as the Lamborghini Squadra Corse engineers fired the engine up for the first time at the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory in Italy this week.

The 6.5-litre normally aspirated V12 engine produces 620kW, which is slightly more than the marque’s most potent road car, the Sián, produces, although at this stage it’s unclear whether the race special will also use the road car’s hybrid system, in which an electric motor provides extra boost. 

Not much is being said about the chassis as yet, but Lamborghini does mention an “innovative” self-locking type differential that improves all round driveability on the circuit.

Now crank up that volume and listen to the V12 in all its glory:

The track car is a limited edition model that’s being developed by the Centro Stile department of Squadra Corse. 

According to Lamborghini it will boast a number of features that differentiate it from the road-going Lambos, including a large rear wing, an air scoop on the roof and a racing bonnet with dual air intakes. 

Featuring a carbon fibre monocoque and aluminium front frame, the hypercar should also be surprisingly light while also meeting the highest safety standards.

IOL Motoring

Click here to sign up for the IOL Motoring Newsletter and receive the latest motoring news, insights and reviews in your inbox every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Share this article:

Related Articles