Lamborghini Squadra Corse has presented a new, very extreme “open-top track car” for the road called the SC20. It’s the second one-off by the Italian bull-breeder’s motorsport department.
“Two years after the SC18 Alston, the SC20 was a new, intriguing challenge. The chief sources of inspiration were the Diablo VT Roadster, Aventador J, Veneno Roadster, and Concept S, and the result is a dramatic combination of creativity and racing attitude,” said Lamborghini Centro Stile, Head of Design, Mitja Borkert.
The car was created following a customer’s requirement; one who was involved in the project from the very first drawings by Lamborghini’s designers.
And the results just renders one speechless. There are simply no words to describe the SC20; Lamborghini has simply taken a child’s wildest imagination of a car and turned it into reality – it’s a spaceship on wheels.
The SC20’s body is made entirely of carbon fibre with air intakes on the front hood, inspired by those on the Huracan GT3 EVO. As for the sides, the sculpted body has been given a few pointers by the Essenza SCV12.
Filling up the arches are mixed size wheels (20-inch in the front and 21-inch at the rear) with Pirelli PZero Corsa tyres, mounted on by a single locknut. Perched at the back end of the Lamborghini SC20 is a large carbon fiber wing that can be set in three different positions: Low, Medium, and High Load.
The white on the exterior is called Bianco Fu, contrasted with Blu Cepheus (blue) – both of which were created especially for the customer. On the inside, a black (Nero Cosmus) and white (Bianco Leda) colour scheme has been opted to go hand-in-hand with the abundance of naked carbon fibre.
The latter is also used to make the shells of the seats, which were then upholstered with a mix of Alcantara and leather. The door handles on the other hand, are machined from solid aluminum while the air vents were created using 3D printing technology at Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata Bolognese factory.
“The SC20 is a combination of sophisticated engineering, Italian craftsmanship, sportiness and advanced design. It is also an example of applying our V12 engine and carbon fiber to a radical open-top vehicle that unmistakably carries the Lamborghini DNA,” said Automobili Lamborghini, Chief Technical Officer, Maurizio Reggiani.
The SC20’s engine is based on Lamborghini’s flagship 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine seen in the Aventador, SC18 Alston, Centenario, and the Sian FKP 37. It makes 770 hp and 720 Nm paired to a 7-speed gearbox to power all four wheels.