Lamborghini has not just created a one-off, road legal track car, it has also created history after unveiling the “SC18”, a car created by Squadra Corse – Lamborghini’s motorsport division – which will pave the way for future personalised projects for customers.
Think of it as the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) division but for Lamborghini. SC stands for Squadra Corse while the 18 represents 2018.
While its radical design may bring instant flashbacks of the Sesto Elemento, especially with the 12 air vents at the back, the SC18 is actually based on the Aventador but has been heavily reworked with extreme aerodynamic enhancements.
It’s got air intakes inspired by the Huracán GT3 EVO race car and sides and rear panels, fins and air scoops adopted from the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO.
The sheer demand for aerodynamics is such that even its large carbon fibre rear wing offers three separate adjustments, to generate optimum downforce in any given track. As it’s prepped primarily for track and race use, the 12 vents are there for increased heat exchange and improve cooling for the V12 engine.
Another indication of its “track readiness” lies in the 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels held together by single lock nuts, wrapped in specially-developed Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.
While its output figures will make an 812 Superfast giggle, the weight of the car has been significantly reduced with ultralight materials and a new carbon fibre body that only offer a little over 10 cm of ground clearance. As with all Lamborghinis, the SC18 is also primed to scream, with a very special exhaust used to create a “unique sound”.
Performance figures were not revealed and I suspect we’ll never know. With the Aventador SVJ clocking a 2.8 second time from 0 to 100 km/h, it’s safe to expect the same if not quicker times.
Strangely, there weren’t any images provided on how the inside looks like, possibly over privacy issues, Lamborghini said that the cockpit is furnished with black Alcantara with red cross-stitching and carbon fibre bucket seats.