No doubt about it: this is a real brute of a car. Because it will provide you with real and powerful emotions – unfiltered and uncompromised. There’s a huge weight of expectation resting on the Essenza SCV12, the new hypercar from Lamborghini, which will be built as a limited edition of just 40 examples for use on the race track only. Even defining it as ‘extreme’ is an understatement. Unfettered by the need to make it road legal, Lamborghini’s motorsport engineers – the architects of this particular car – have been able to give free rein to their imagination. But in opting for the latest in modern technology, they haven’t sacrificed heritage. The elegant and clean cut lines are a nod to the prototypes of the 1970s, yet it’s still unmistakeably a contemporary Lamborghini. The interior is lightweight and futuristic, just like something you’d find in a racing car. The steering wheel has a display screen and plenty of switches, adding up to an overall look that’s straight out of Le Mans.