Such a Tease

Track-only Lamborghini SCV12 hypercar teased ahead of summer premiere

The Lamborghini SCV12 will debut later this year.

Photo courtesy of Automobili Lamborghini

Lamborghini's track-ready hypercar is ready. for its close up. The Lamborghini SCV12 has completed its development stage and is scheduled to premiere this summer.

The car has a naturally-aspirated V12 engine that was designed in-house at Lamborghini Centro Stile. It achieves 830 horsepower.

Lamborghini SCV12 The car was specifically engineered for the track.Photo courtesy of Automobili Lamborghini

Lamborghini Squadra Corse used its GT motorsport expertise to design the car to achieve more downforce the na GT3 car. Its hood has a double-air intake and a central rib that directs airflow to the roof's ram-air intake scoop. According to the automaker, the design "directs dynamic air pressure created by the car's movement to increase static air pressure in the engine's intake manifold, creating greater airflow through the engine and increasing power."

The front is also home to a prominent splitter, and lateral flicks and vertical fins on the side sills. There is a large carbon fiber rear wing.

Underpinning the car is carbon fiber chassis with rear-wheel drive. A standard sequential six-speed gearbox is a structural element within the chassis. A pushrod rear suspension is system installed directly on the gearbox.

The car rides on magnesium wheels wrapped with Pirelli tires. Nineteen-inch tires are on the front and 20-inch tires are at the rear.

Lamborghini SCV12

Lamborghini SCV12

Photo courtesy of Automobili Lamborghini

The SCV12 will be assembled at the Lamborghini Squadra Corse factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy as a limited edition model.

Buyers will immediately become members of a very exclusive club: they will be able to participate in advanced driving programs at some of the world's most prestigious circuits, with the technical assistance of Squadra Corse engineers and the special tutoring of Emanuele Pirro, five-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Lamborghini Squadra Corse Special Projects Consultant.

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This 2020 Ford GT drew over $1 million at the auction.

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The world may be going through some tough times right now, but you'd never know it looking at auto auction results. One of the largest, Mecum, just reported sales from the auctions it held in Arizona last week, and the results are astonishing. Mecum says it took in $66.3 million in sales, which is a big increase over the previous year's auctions. Attendance was also up, and the event was packed with high-dollar, desirable vehicles.

Mecum Arizona AuctionHow about a 1967 Ferrari for a little over $3 million?Mecum

Mecum says that private collection sales generated $20 million of the $66.3 million, as some brought dozens of vehicles to participate in the auction. The Hooked on Vettes Collection, for example, brought 13 cars and sold every one of them. It even sold a load of neon signs for well over a million dollars.

The top ten vehicles sold at auction drew big dollars. A few include:

  • 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4: $3,025,000
  • 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe: $2,365,000
  • 2005 Porsche Carrera GT: $2,200,000
  • 2020 Ford GT: $1,100,000
  • 2017 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster: $698,500

Mecum Arizona AuctionThere was even a Duesenberg, which sold for almost $2.4 million.Mecum

If you've got money to burn and you're sad to have missed out on the Arizona auction, your next shot will be at the end of this month when Mecum hits Houston with 1,100 vehicles. The flagship Mecum auction in Indianapolis takes place in mid-May, and will feature 3,000 cars.

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BMW sends its V12 engine off in style

BMW will build its final V12 engine this June.

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Most automakers are focused on building EVs and extracting the best fuel economy from gas engines possible, so it’s not surprising to hear that BMW is pulling the plug on one of its biggest and most iconic engines. In June 2022, BMW will build its very last V12 engine for use in a super-limited-production special edition 7 Series model. The ultra-rare cars will carry a starting price of $200,995.

BMW 760i xDriveThe last V12 will power a very special (and very expensive) 7 Series car.BMW

Only twelve lucky customers will have the option to nab a V12-powered BMW, which will be called the M760i xDrive. Displacing 6.6 liters, the twin-turbocharged beast produces a massive 601 horsepower. An eight-speed sport automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard. BMW says the powertrain is strong enough to push the hefty 7 Series car to 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds.

The final-run cars will feature little more than a special “V12” badge at the rear to differentiate them from standard 7 Series models. Inside, the car features a serialized plaque with the car’s production number out of the 12 units planned. The engine itself features a nameplate with “The Final V12.”

Beyond the badges, BMW’s 12-cylinder last-hurrah will come standard with 20-inch M double-spoke wheels, a choice of any available BMW full Merino leather color, M Sport brakes with black or blue calipers, a panoramic LED roof, remote control parking, a Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system, and adaptive LED headlights.

BMW 760i xDriveOnly 12 of the cars will be built, with a starting price of more than $200,000.BMW

Though it hasn’t been BMW’s most popular engine over the years, the V12 has been a part of the automaker’s catalog for 35 years. The first 12-cylinder engine showed up in 1987, producing 295 horsepower in the original 750iL sedan.

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