Lamborghini Squadra Corse has taken the wraps off its new SC18, the first one-off from the Italian automaker’s motorsport division.
The firm says the SC18 was designed “in synergy” with both its buyer and Centro Stile Lamborghini. While it is road legal, the vehicle was designed “primarily for use on the track”.
According to Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the SC18 is the first of many upcoming “personalised development projects” for motorsport customers.
Based on the Aventador, the vehicle features extreme aerodynamics, including gaping air intakes on the bonnet plus fenders, fins and airscoops inspired by the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo.
Lamborghini says the SC18 makes use of various “ultralight materials”, with the body fashioned from carbon-fibre and finished in Grigio Daytona with red screen-printed details. The single-nut wheels (measuring 20 inches in diameter up front and 21 at the rear) are wrapped in specially developed Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber.
Round back, you’ll find a large carbon-fibre wing with three mechanical adjustments. In addition, the twelve air intakes at the rear apparently “increase heat exchange” and improve the cooling of the V12 engine.
In the SC18, this 6,5-litre unit delivers 566 kW at 8 500 r/min and 720 N.m at 6 750 r/min, exactly the same outputs it develops in the Aventador SVJ. A model-specific exhaust system delivers a unique sound, according to the brand.
Inside, you’ll find loads of Alcantara with cross-stitching in Rosso Alala, as well as carbon-fibre-backed bucket seats.
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