The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is the first car you can buy with a carbon fiber roll cage homologated according to the FIA Hypercar safety standards. This extraordinary achievement is the result of Automobili Lamborghini’s thirty years of experience in the application of composite materials in the automotive field.
The carbon fiber chassis of the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 are produced in the autoclaves of Automobili Lamborghini’s CFK Department in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
The testing required by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile for chassis homologation is extremely harsh and includes both static and dynamic tests. The Lamborghini Squadra Corse technicians modified the structure of the production chassis from which the Essenza SCV12 chassis is derived. The carbon-fiber monocoque had to withstand forces of over 12 tons during the FIA homologation tests without giving significant deformations. There are more than 20 static tests which, in addition to the chassis, involve the pedals, belts and fuel tank. The dynamic crash tests involve impacts at speeds of up to 14 meters/second.
The carbon-fiber structure provided a significant increase in cockpit space for optimal driving comfort.
In the Essenza SCV12, the driver sits on an OMP FIA 8862 homologated seat, mounted on carbon fiber cradles designed by Squadra Corse and produced in Lamborghini’s CFK laboratories. The driver and passenger are protected on the door side by two side-impact guards, also made of composite material.
The cradle in the rear part of the monocoque which houses the engine is perfectly positioned on the longitudinal axis, while the gearbox has a load-bearing and structural function. This characteristic also made it possible to achieve torsional stiffness values 20% higher than those of the Huracán GT3 EVO.
The first units of Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 were delivered to customers in April 2021, and the dedicated program of track events will start at the end of June.