The use of the limited edition use of the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 track competition in the market will be the first approved hypermarket in the market that comes with a full carbon chassis according to FIA Hypercar safety regulations, making it the safest ever.
To achieve this feat, the vehicle had to undergo the rigorous static and dynamic tests required by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile to homologate the chassis. “The new carbon fiber monocoque chassis without a steel cage … will bring an exponential improvement in safety for GT race drivers in the future,” says Giorgio Sanna, head of Motoring at Lamborghini.
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Hypercar’s carbon fiber chassis is produced in Lamborghini’s CFK Department autoclaves at Sant’Agata Bolognese, a division that also produces chassis for the current Aventador line. Technicians from the Lamborghini Squadra Corse changed the structure of the production chassis of the Essenza SCV12 chassis a lot.
In more than 20 static tests, in addition to the chassis, there were also pedals, belts and a fuel tank. Dynamic crash tests, on the other hand, affected speeds of up to 14 meters / second. In this type of test, the chassis must not be subjected to any intrusion of external elements that may be in contact with the driver, and the fuel tank must not leak.
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The carbon fiber roundabout has also been beneficial in terms of the overall weight of the vehicle and the increase in cabin space. The driver sits in an OMP FIA 8862 approved seat mounted on carbon fiber cribs. The seat has dropped compared to road models.
The carbon fiber cradle located at the rear of the monocoque stores the engine, positioning it perfectly on the longitudinal shaft, while the gearbox is assigned a load and structural function. This solution allowed the hypercar to achieve torsional stiffness values 20% higher than the Huracán GT3 EVO.
The first batch of Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 was delivered to customers in April 2021, while the event monitoring program will begin in late June.
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