Lamborghini has been known for making amazing driving machines for decades, but it seems the Italian car manufacturer has gone bigger than ever. The latest Lamborghini is bringing the car manufacturer’s most powerful V12 engine ever to the track in the near future.
Keeping the Details Quiet
There is a lot of mystery surrounding the latest Lamborghini SCV12, but the one thing we do know is how powerful the engine will be. Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse is a limited-edition track-only supercar that will be taking pole position when it begins racing later in the year. With the car manufacturer vowing to keep details about the SCV12 close to its chest, the only thing known about it is the engine power. Lamborghini estimates that the SCV12’s engine will produce 830hp.
Unlocking True Power
Lamborghini has developed the SCV12 in cooperation with its motorsport division, and it’s expected to have a higher downforce than a GT3 car. Coupling the car’s downforce and aerodynamic capabilities is one of the main reasons why the car will be so powerful. The SCV12 has an extra-long hood with two air intakes, all directing the airflow into the inflow scoop on the roof. Lamborghini explained that the car is capable of hitting over 830hp “thanks to the aerodynamic supercharging at high speed.”
Keeping It Under Wraps
The exotic car manufacturer recently announced it would no longer be attending large car shows. Instead, Lamborghini wants to focus on small and more personable events, which is what it believes its customers prefer. In keeping with that exclusive mentality, the SCV12’s bodywork is also a closely-guarded secret with camouflaged images being the only ones we have seen so far.
With Lamborghini blowing most of the competition out of the water when it comes to style, what’s under the hood is also a monster. This new SCV12 is set to get driver’s pulses racing when it hits the track.
A.J. Allmendinger has found himself again in the victory lane, after 7 years since his first career NASCAR Cup Series win in 2014 at the Watkins Glen International. In the recent inaugural Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Allmendinger inherited the lead position after a breakthrough performance. There are also several other big winners throughout the field, particularly pertaining to this year’s playoffs.
The Race and Allmendinger’s Victory
Following an overtime restart, Allmendinger finally bagged the title, after rookie Chase Briscoe spun out Denny Hamlin from the leading position, during the penultimate lap. Even though he gave the lead back to Hamlin, Briscoe had been penalized for short-cutting the track in turns 1 and 2. But, unaware of being given a penalty, Briscoe thought he was racing for the win. This debacle paved the winning way for Allmendinger. Ultimately, Hamlin and Briscoe finished in 23rd and 26th place respectively.
Other Wins and the Playoffs Equation
A total of 13 different drivers won at least one of the season’s first 23 races entering the inaugural race. This left the entry opportunity open for 16 different winners in the remaining three regular-season races. As the regular-season champion, Hamlin potentially had guaranteed himself a playoff berth, even without a win. His position had created a critical situation, in which only 16 playoff spots would be offered to the 17 eligible drivers. As a result, the winner with the lowest point standings wouldn’t be given entry into the playoffs.
Change in Scenario
After the inaugural races, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola and Front Row Motorsports’ Michael McDowell, are officially locked into the playoffs, being the two drivers with the lowest point standings. After trailing by triple digits earlier in the year, Larson is now leading Hamlin by 22 points. Here the extra 5 playoff points gained by the regular-season champion, could prove crucial for both drivers. But for now, Hamlin is still a big winner despite his disastrous finish in the last race.