You’re not looking at a Lamborghini Aventador with vents and splitters and power, you’re looking at history: this is the first ever one-off model built by Lamborghini’s racing division, Squadra Corse.
Welcome then, to the ‘SC18’. Ok yes, it is indeed a Lamborghini Aventador with vents and splitters and power, but more than that it represents a new path for enthusiastic Lamborghini motorsport customers to develop their own, personalised road-going offerings.
Which means these customers get to lean on Squadra Corse’s experience and technical know-how. Take, for example, the air intakes on the bonnet of this one-off SC18, fashioned in the style of those the team use for the Huracán GT3 Evo.
The Huracán Super Trofeo Evo meanwhile, donates some experience in the form of arches, fins and airscoops. Swing right around the back and you’ll find a giant carbonfibre wing with three mechanical adjustments, “able to generate the optimal downforce on any circuit”, says Lambo. The body is carbonfibre, and the SC18 has a ground clearance of just 109mm.
So yes, it’s been “road approved”, but we defy you to find any road that’ll accept this thing’s ride height. No, the track is its natural home. As such, twelve air intakes have been pressed into the rear deck to improve cooling of that mighty V12, “a solution already tested successfully in endurance races”, we’re told.
And it is a mighty V12. It runs the same spec as the nutty Aventador SVJ, with 770hp and 720Nm of torque from Lambo’s trusty 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated motor. Lamborghini tells us this power is matched to “reduced weight”, though no performance data is offered.
No matter: the ‘regular’ Aventador SVJ goes from 0-100km/h in 2.8s, 0-200km/h in 8.6secs and tops out at 350km/h. And anyway, we suspect the lucky customer will be having far too much fun to worry about acceleration tenths. After all, this SC18 runs new exhausts that offer a “unique” sound. One can only imagine.
There are 20in single-nut wheels on the front and 21s on the back running bespoke Pirelli rubber, there’s acres Alcantara covering the interior and it is utterly wild inside or out. Would you expect anything else from Lamborghini?
STORY Vijay Pattni