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Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is the last of the big-bull V12s

Don't be sad. The end of unassisted V12s is a wild send-off.

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Tim Stevens
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This is the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12.

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This is just one of 40, costing $2.3 million.

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On the outside it may look like a Lamborghini, but one look in the engine bay shows this is something entirely different. 

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The engine has been spun 180 degrees, with a new transmission bolted on the rear, a proper race-ready six-speed unit from Xtrac. 

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And look at this interior!

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Who needs a gauge cluster with a wheel like that? All the controls you need are right at your fingers. 

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That engine, though, is the real soul of the machine, 819 horsepower from 6.5 liters of displacement.

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All that power goes through the rear wheels exclusively, but thankfully there is traction control to help.

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This will be the last of Lamborghini's big V12s, the upcoming Aventador successor will be a plug-in hybrid.

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It's not road-legal so you likely won't ever see one in the wild and they're not legal for any race series either. So it's a rare bird, but an outrageous send-off for a long history of big V12s. 

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