Lamborghini Unveils Limited Edition Urus Performante “Essenza SCV12”

BY Sean Loo

A masterpiece dedicated to the exclusive owners of the Essenza SCV12 track-only hypercar.

Lamborghini has recently announced the Urus Performante “Essenza SCV12” Edition, dedicated to the Essenza SCV12 and reserved exclusively for owners of the track-only hypercar.

The creation of the limited-edition Super SUV was overseen by Lamborghini’s Ad Personam department, allowing each Essenza SCV12 customer to uniquely configure their own example of the Urus Performante, featuring a dedicated design and racing-inspired details for maximum sportiness.

Extensive use of exposed carbon fibre elements with either a glossy or matte finish give the Urus added bite.

To underscore the vehicle’s track-oriented aptitude, Lamborghini’s Centro Stile designers created a dedicated Ad Personam livery with colour combinations tailored to specific customer requests.

Along with a two-tone colour scheme, the lower part of the car is black, embellished with a contrasting colour line that is repeated on the roof arch, further highlighting the car’s silhouette.

Body colours and liveries were chosen exclusively by each customer and echo those of their Essenza SCV12 cars, including the distinctive number painted on the doors. Each example is also equipped with 23” high gloss black wheels and black callipers by default, though customers can freely select the type and colours of wheels and callipers from those available.

“The Lamborghini Urus SC-V12 Edition is the most expressive and detailed livery we have ever created” commented Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini Head of Design. “It is exclusively linked and designed personally for each of the 40 customers of the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12. The result is a stormy, unique and colorful limited series of Urus.”

On the inside, the cabin features exclusive Nero Cosmus (black) Alcantara upholstery with leather details, carbon fibre decorations, black anodized aluminium elements, and a Dark Package except for the contrasting red door handles.

The carbon fibre details also include a decorative element on the passenger side of the dashboard and the kick plates with the Essenza SCV12 logo and silhouette. To make the trim even more unique, two celebratory carbon fibre plaques are included in the passenger compartment, one with the Lamborghini 60th Anniversary logo, and the other with the vehicle number or the customer’s name.

And this car isn’t just all for show either. The Urus Performante is the sportiest and most high-performance version of Lamborghini’s Super SUV range. Thanks to its twin-turbo V8 engine delivering 656 hp and 850 Nm of torque, the Performante sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 306 km/h.

These performance features enabled the Urus Performante to set a record in the production SUV category on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb course, crossing the finish line at an altitude of 4,302 meters in 10:32.064, beating the previous time by more than 17 seconds.

So what about the track-only monster in the background? Unveiled in July 2020, the Essenza SCV12 was designed for track-only use, with engineering solutions derived from racing.

Equipped with the same naturally aspirated V12 engine used in the Aventador, it can deliver more than 818 hp, in part due to dynamic supercharging at high speeds. The power is handled by a six-speed load-bearing gearbox placed transversely on the rear axle and combined with rear-wheel drive, ensuring compactness, structural continuity, and greater torsional stiffness.

Obviously, the power-to-weight ratio is exceptional, achieved thanks to the new-generation carbon fibre monocoque chassis that combines lightness with the safety standards of the FIA regulations for prototypes.