They all tend to be dramatically powerful cars, but which Lamborghini officially has the most horsepower?
In 2020, Lamborghini revealed its most powerful car ever – the Lamborghini SCV12. This was a track-only vehicle built around an enormous V12 engine, capable of producing more than 830 horsepower.
Read on to learn more about Lamborghini and its massively powerful range.
Lambo Leading the Way
When it comes to luxury supercars, there are few as iconic as Lamborghini. Although it doesn’t have as long a history as other contenders, it has come an extremely long way.
It may not have the track presence that Ferrari boasts, but it is a firm player in the industry. Lamborghini doesn’t construct Formula One vehicles, but their most powerful car is still a track variant.
In 2020, Lamborghini revealed their most powerful and impressive vehicle ever. It was the SCV12, an incredible vehicle built around a solid V12 engine.
It was designed with the track in mind, sporting a huge carbon-fiber wing and an aerodynamic body. Under rigorous testing, the car produced an eye-watering 830 horsepower.
The full name for this vehicle is the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12. It’s an extremely limited vehicle too, as Lamborghini only had plans to build forty units.
It boasted an extremely unique design complete with sleek, sharp edges, and a mean front profile. An article in topspeed.com explained that it “stands on its own”, not looking like a Huracan, and not looking like an Aventador.
As we’ve established, Lamborghini hasn’t ever forayed into the Formula One market. However, their SCV12 features some very Formula One-esque fittings.
The interior is deeply reminiscent of a Formula One cockpit, with race-spec controls coming as standard. The bucket seats come with harnesses instead of seatbelts, and the steering wheel is simply adorned with switches and buttons.
Of course, a car with this stature and power will warrant an extremely high cost. It’s reported that the SCV12 will have a price tag of three and a half million dollars.
The Height of Exclusivity
Reportedly, simply owning the SCV12 is an extremely lavish affair. It’s said that each of the forty vehicles will be stored at the Sant’Agata Bolognese, where they’re designed and built.
They’ll be kept in their own private and personalized garage, complete with monitoring devices. The owner can check-in at any time, anywhere, and have access to their vehicle whenever they desire.
The owners are also enrolled in a club, which will permit them access to exclusive racing events. They can join their vehicle at iconic tracks around the world and drive them at their leisure.
Top Gear witnessed the SCV12 in action and marveled at the sound of the vehicle. They’ve likened it to a ‘raging bull’ and said that it was the best sounding Lamborghini in history.
Before the SCV12 came along, there were other cars that held the top spot with Lamborghini.
Most recently, it was the innovative and near-futuristic Lamborghini Sián. This hybrid-electric supercar was fitted with an electric drive engine that made it the “most powerful Lamborghini ever” at the time.
This was in 2019, and it was just a year later that the SCV12 arrived on the scene.
The Sián was prolific, being the first Lamborghini with a hybrid powertrain. Again, it was extremely exclusive, with only sixty-three being built by the Italian powerhouse.
Reportedly, every single Sián was pre-purchased before being built, being customized by the owners.
Although, the 819 horsepower wasn’t enough to resist the might of the SCV12. If both cars took to the track side-by-side though, it would be an extremely close competition.
The Sián accelerated faster but the SCV12 might win on endurance. Regardless, it would be a seriously impressive event to behold.
They were also extremely similar in cost, with the Sián also being valued at around three and a half million dollars. The main advantage of the Sián however, is the eco-friendly aspect of a hybrid engine.
Although these are the most powerful stock Lamborghinis, there are engineers that have created aftermarket variants. They’re often tuned for incredible speeds and track performance, and end up being one-of-a-kind vehicles.
One such example is the two-thousand horsepower Lamborghini Huracan. This beast, constructed by Dallas Performance, was capable of slamming a quarter-mile track in less than eight seconds.
It seems where speed and performance are concerned, the limit hasn’t yet been reached.