Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s track-only hypercar, the Lamborghini SCV12, has completed its development programme and is now ready to hit the track for its world première, scheduled for summer 2020.
Fitted with the most powerful V12 naturally aspirated engine from Lamborghini to date, the SCV12 – designed by the in-house Lamborghini Centro Stile – is capable of exceeding 830 hp thanks to aerodynamic supercharging at high speed.
Full details of the car and its programme will be given next week.
Marking the 24-year-old Welshman’s first appearance behind the wheel of a Bentley Continental GT3 since before the COVID-19 lockdown was enforced in March, Morris was placed with Team Parker by Bentley to act as a mentor for academy driver Frank Bird during the Greystone GT High-Performance Test Day. He was soon lapping quickest of all during a test session with Bentley Motorsport Academy squad Team Parker Racing.
Setting-up the car and posting a benchmark time which was P1 on the timing screens, British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Superstar Morris – originally from Marford near Wrexham – went on to help Bird find 1.2 seconds around the challenging twists and turns of the renowned Oulton Park track.
Elated to be back in real-world action after so long out of the driving seat, the day’s running was also a welcome reunification for Morris with Leicestershire’s Team Parker with whom he won the 2017 British GT crown and was also a front-runner in the Blancpain Endurance Cup in 2018 and 2019.
“It’s so good to be back”, said an overjoyed Morris, “It was great to work with the guys at Parker again and as a mentor to Frank Bird. Since the Bentley factory race programme ended due to the impact of coronavirus, my role now with Bentley is largely to assist the customer teams which is great as they’re the priority for what Bentley does in motorsport.”