The Lamborghini SC18 takes a few pages off Sesto Elemento’s book
Having been around as Lamborghini’s official motorsport division for awhile now, Squadra Corse knows a thing or two about pitting the raging bull into battle at the racetrack. Armed with cumulative experience over years of racing Lamborghinis, they’ve now officially unveiled a one-off machine that showcases their various solutions for more speed – all with the signature over-the-top Lamborghini flair we’ve come to know.
The Lamborghini SC18 marks the first-ever complete vehicle created by the Squadra Corse skunkworks. This bespoke, road-legal yet track-oriented example was penned with inputs from a customer and Centro Stile Lamborghini. While it’s paint scheme and aggressive body lines give a nod to the Sesto Elemento concept, the SC18’s aerodynamic solutions actually come from Lamborghini’s race-bred vehicles.
Such elements begin at the front hood, which houses air intakes in the style of the Huracán GT3 EVO; the sides and rear feature fenders, fins and airscoops all inspired by the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO. The aerodynamic system is completed by a large carbon fiber wing with three mechanical adjustments providing enough versatility to generate the optimal downforce on any circuit. In addition, the twelve air intakes formed on the rear hood - a solution already tested successfully in endurance races - increase heat exchange and improve the cooling of the V12 engine.
As this is as signature Lamborghini as it gets, the SC18 comes with their signature 6.5-liter V12 pushing 770 PS with 720 Nm of torque. Power from the V12 is then handled by a 7-speed independent shifting rod transmission that sends power to all four wheels.
Lightweight materials like Lamborghini’s Forged Carbon Composites have been used to keep weight at a minimum, though exact numbers have yet to be revealed. Grip is addressed by a custom-specced set of Pirelli P-Zero Corse tires mounted on single lock-nut wheels measuring 20-inches up front and 21-inches at the rear.
All told, the Lamborghini SC18 paves the way for more bespoke vehicles by the Squadra Corse motorsport arm. Now that customers know they can have bespoke one-offs made, we can only wait and see what they’ll come up with next.