Date posted : November 16. 2018
So you have a Huracan Super Trofeo Evo race car, or perhaps one of the Huracan GT3 racers, and you enjoy them to the fullest, but you just can't forget those impressive Diablo SV-R, V12 track monsters or the even more intimidating Diablo GT-R ... two V12 Bulls that started the one-marque race scene back in the Nineties that would later turn into the Super Trofeo series, first with the Gallardo Super Trofeo and later on with the Huracan ST models.
Sadly we haven't seen a V12 race car since the demise of the Murciélago LP670-4 R-SV from 2010 ... until now. Well, not really, but the new Lamborghini SC18 Alston is the closest thing to an actual V12 track oriented car.
While the SC18 isn't a real race car, this new one-off has been developed by Squadra Corse, the racing department for Automobili Lamborghini SpA, for a specific customer and naturally all the lessons learned from the Huracan Super Trofeo and GT3 have been applied to this carbon fiber Bull.
Powered by the 6.5 Liter V12 engine found in the Lamborghini Aventador, the SC18 boasts 770 hp at 8,500 rpm with a maximum torque figure of 720 Nm at 6,750 rpm, while the power output is the same as for the limited edition Centenario, the torque output has been increased by 30 Nm. We still see a 7-Speed ISR gearbox to bring all that power to Veneno style center-lock wheels, 20 inch up front and 21 inch at the rear fitted with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires that have been developed specifically for the SC18.
On the outside we get a GT3 inspired front section with large air intakes inside a bespoke front bumper with vertical winglets on top of the wheels while the front hood consists of a pair of massive vents, on the side we find deep side sills running into large, stylish intakes in front of the rear wheels, the rear diffuser boasts a very open design, primarily to cool the V12 engine but also to increase downforce at speed.
I guess even more downforce will come from an impressive, clear carbon fiber rear wing that is adjustable in three different positions (we've seen that on the Veneno before) while the engine cover is fitted with a total of 12 air vents to keep the engine even cooler, a vertical fin running from the roofline into the rear wing completes the LeMans styling even further ... finished in a Daytona Grey tinted carbon fiber, the Lamborghini SC18 comes complete with red livery to show an equally intimidating as beautiful look.
Inside we find a Nero Ade Alcantara interior, the large central console display reminds us of the one seen in the Centenario and naturally comes with a telemetry to keep track of the owner's progress ... on the track. The lightweight, carbon fiber seats are also finished in black Alcantara and boast a stunning, red cross-stitching pattern.
If there will be more than one SC18 isn't known yet, but this first one-off from the Squadra Corse division will surely be followed by more bespoke models in the future ...
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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