“The Essenza SCV12 was born as a ‘laboratory of ideas’. This allowed us to use technical solutions usually found in racing prototypes, such as the suspension installed directly on the load-bearing gearbox, which is an innovative solution for a GT car,” said Giorgio Sanna, head of motorsport. “In addition, it features the new carbon fiber monocoque chassis without a steel roll cage, resulting from technical collaboration with the FIA, thanks to which we’ve started a process that will lead to an exponential improvement in safety for GT racing drivers in the future.”

The chassis are built at Lamborghini’s CFK Department in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the same location as the Lamborghini Aventador’s chassis. Testing involves both static and dynamic routines, and Lamborghini’s race team modified a production chassis to ace the test. Lamborghini says the carbon fiber monocoque was reinforced in several areas, “having to withstand forces of more than 12 tons without presenting deformations.”