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Automobili Lamborghini celebrated three premieres at the Shanghai Auto Show 2021, which underline the passion and racing DNA of the Italian super sports car brand. The hypercar Essenza SCV40, limited to just 12 copies, celebrated its public debut worldwide at the Lamborghini stand. The road-legal racing car Huracán STO, which made its debut in China, joined the Essenza. In addition to the two models, the Huracán Fluo Capsule, the latest collection of bright colors for V10 supercars, was presented for the first time in the Asia-Pacific region on a Huracán EVO. The line-up at the stand was complemented by the super SUV Urus, which rounded off an impressive tour de force by Lamborghini at China's most important motor show this year. President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini Stephan Winkelmann and Region Director of Automobili Lamborghini Asia Pacific Francesco Scardaoni presented the brand's strong business development and new products, and greeted the Chinese audience via video due to the current travel restrictions.
Shanghai Auto Show 2021
“Automobili Lamborghini closed 2020 with the highest profitability of all time and the second highest in terms of turnover and sales - despite a plant closure for around two months due to COVID-19. This growing momentum continued into 2021: The year started with a very positive outlook, with deliveries in the first 3 months reaching the highest level ever. The orders placed so far already cover nine months of production“, Said Stephan Winkelmann, who has returned to the top of Lamborghini after five years. “I am proud and honored to lead Lamborghini again, especially now, at this crucial point in the company's history. We are working very hard and preparing Lamborghini for a new era. The new development plans, which will be announced shortly, show how Lamborghini will become an even stronger brand, both here in China and around the world. "
Regarding the brand's prospects in the Chinese market, Winkelmann added: “The Chinese market is developing very positively. I am very pleased to confirm that all production for the Chinese market is already planned for 2021. The Chinese market is expected to rise to second place in terms of sales thanks to the increase in size and thus remain one of the most important markets for Lamborghini worldwide. "
Francesco Scardaoni also expressed very positive expectations: “In China, we are reaching a more diversified customer group with a higher average age and more family-oriented and female customers. We will continue to expand our dealer network into other cities beyond the 1st and 2nd tier in order to better serve Chinese customers nationwide. This year, despite the ongoing uncertainties, Lamborghini will continue to offer exclusive events for our customers and brand enthusiasts, with a special focus on the market launch of the Essenza SCV12 and the Huracán STO. As a true super sports car manufacturer, we also expect motorsport to play an even bigger role at Lamborghini in China thanks to the introduction of the new GT Super Sprint Challenge. In China, Lamborghini looks to the future with confidence and will present an unrivaled product portfolio based on the latest design and technology. The three major premieres at the Shanghai Auto Show underscore our trust in China and our solid commitment to our Chinese customers. "
After the virtual market launch in 2020 and the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 was presented to the public for the first time at the Shanghai Auto Show 2021. This hypercar, designed exclusively for use on the racetrack, was implemented for the stand in the exclusive presentation paintwork of Verde Selvans, Grigio Linx, Nero Aldebaran Gloss and Arancio California.
The Essenza SCV40, limited to 12 copies, was inspired by the years of experience of the Squadra Corse in prestigious motorsport races. The innovative solutions that can be found in this unique hypercar create a new, ultimate driving experience with a futuristic design that completely adopts the legendary elements of the brand while harmonizing lightweight construction, functionality and design aesthetics.
The Essenza SCV12 is a direct descendant of vehicles such as the Miura Jota and the Diablo GTR, with the most powerful naturally aspirated V12 engine ever developed by Lamborghini. With over 830 hp, the Essenza SCV12 receives a significant performance boost thanks to the ram-air effect at high speeds. This incredible performance is kept under control by the new X-trac sequential six-speed transmission, integrated as a structural element within the chassis, combined with a rear-wheel drive system to ensure greater structural continuity and greater torsional rigidity. The large rear wing, the side fins and the front splitter are elements that are inspired by the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO. They promise greater efficiency and, with a value of 1.200 kg at 250 km / h, generate more downforce than a GT3 vehicle.
As the first GT vehicle to be developed in compliance with the FIA prototype safety standards, the Essenza SCV12 has an exceptional power-to-weight ratio of 1,66 hp / kg, which is made possible by its new generation carbon fiber monocoque chassis without an internal roll cage .
The Essenza SCV12 was born for the track and racing with a mission to deliver the purest racetrack experience Lamborghini can offer. Every Essenza SCV12 customer becomes a member of an exclusive club with access to special programs to use their hypercar on the world's most prestigious racetracks. In addition to the world-class track facilities, the program also provides access to exclusive training programs similar to those of the official racing drivers.
In addition to the pure racing car Essenza SCV12, the Huracán STO, a street-legal super sports car with the soul and characteristics of a real racing car, thrilled the audience at its first appearance in China. The Huracán STO is the purest embodiment of motorsport expertise and the legacy of Lamborghini Squadra Corse: It transfers the technologies derived from the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO racing cars, as well as the know-how from their numerous victories, including the three-time one Win the Daytona 24 Hours and win the Sebring 12 Hours twice, straight into every exit.
With its powerful V10 naturally aspirated engine with 640 hp and 565 Nm torque at 6.500 rpm, the rear-wheel drive Huracán STO accelerates from 1 to 0 km / h in just 100 seconds, 3,0 to 0 km / h in just 200, 9,0 seconds and a top speed of 310 km / h. The switching speed has also been increased further and ensures quick reactions and short switching times.
Lamborghini's superior aerodynamics and racing car technology give the Huracán STO the most authentic driving experience possible: The vehicle has the highest downforce in its class and the best aerodynamic balance in a rear-wheel drive vehicle. This is thanks to its new exterior design, which reinterprets the inimitable Lamborghini profile to optimize airflow, including the unique Cofango, a one-piece carbon fiber component that includes the front hood, fenders and front bumper. Other features also reflect the technology adopted from Lamborghini's successful Huracán racing car, including: the front splitter and louvers on the front wheel arches, rear fenders with NACA air intakes, the hood with air scoop and integrated shark fin, and a manually adjustable rear wing.
To further reduce weight, over 75% of the exterior body parts of the Huracán STO are made of carbon fiber. The extensive use of lightweight construction technology gives the Huracán STO a power-to-weight ratio of 2,09 kg / PS with a dry weight of only 1.339 kg.
Three new driving modes illustrate the racing spirit of the Huracán STO that focus on high performance driving environments: STO, Trofeo and Pioggia. The standard STO mode is intended for normal road traffic and fun on winding roads, while in the Trofeo and Pioggia (rain) modes all systems are optimized for dry or wet asphalt.
The new Brembo CCM-R brake systems use the material know-how derived from Formula 1, which guarantees superior temperature resistance as well as high and constant performance and proves the motorsport DNA of the Huracán STO.
The Huracán STO is designed for those who want the same adrenaline and driving experience as behind the wheel of a racing car. The owners can completely individualize both the exterior and the interior of their roadworthy racing car via the ad personam program. Thanks to the abundance of colors and equipment combinations, the Huracán STO offers its owners an almost endless choice of possibilities.
The Huracán EVO Fluo Capsule was presented for the first time in the Asia-Pacific region in the exclusive ad personam room at the Lamborghini stand. The Huracán EVO Fluo Capsule, which was launched in November 2020, is a daring and at the same time elegant collection of bright and bold colors for the V10 super sports car, which are implemented in a matt exterior finish with complementary color and equipment options for the interior.
The Huracán EVO was presented in the matte color Verde Shock (green), which highlights its inimitable lines and shape. In addition to the color scheme of the show car, four other exterior and interior configurations are available in the colors Arancio Livrea (orange), Celeste Fedra (blue), Arancio Dac (orange) and Giallo Clarus (yellow) in combination with matt black details and colored accent lines in the capsule that add an additional level of diversity and individualization to the already almost unlimited possibilities of the ad personam program.
The Lamborghini Urus joins the unprecedented line-up
A Urus in matt Bianco Monocerus also joined the line-up of the Lamborghini stand. The result was a complete portrait of the incomparable product profiles of the Italian company and its adventurous lifestyle. The super SUV on display was equipped with the optional equipment 23-inch Taigete rims in glossy black, which indicate the brand's sporty spirit and exclusive luxury. Red brake calipers, which are also available as an option, give this SUV-shaped super sports car an additional sense of performance. In March, a Lamborghini Urus set the 1.000 meter record on the ice of Lake Baikal under extreme conditions at the Days of Speed - with an average speed of 114 km / h from a standing start. The maximum speed measured by the Urus during the record-breaking sprint was impressive 298 km / h. The Urus sets the standard for power, performance and driving dynamics as well as for incomparable design, luxury and suitability for everyday use and has immediately become a customer favorite since its market launch. It offers a dynamic that inspires both the driver and the passengers.
The Lamborghini stand at the Shanghai Auto Show 2021 was completed with an area dedicated to the Lamborghini Brand Extension. Products from the Collezione Automobili Lamborghini were exhibited here, inspired by the brand's unmistakable design DNA. The branded clothing lines, fine accessories and several co-branding projects were displayed in an area with the legendary design elements of the Lamborghini brand.
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