One of Lamborghini’s individual racing departments, Squadra Corse has developed its first one-off the SC18 Alston
We have seen many racing teams getting involved with road-car development before, although rarely for a single bespoke mode. Well, Lamborghini Squadra Corse has done just that. Now revealing the road legal but track focussed one-off called the SC18 Alston.
The Lamborghini SC18 Alston is still based on the same carbonfibre intensive chassis as the Aventador SVJ. Although, it takes more aerodynamic inspiration from the racing world. With elements from both the Huracan GT3 & Huracan Super Trofeo Evo.
Lamborghini is well known for its aero styling and design. So it is no surprise to see a complex and aggressive combination of splitters, vents and dive planes across the whole body of the car. A well noticeable addition is the massive rear wing which leads to down to form part of the rear splitter.
If you look more closely, you can see the headlights are borrowed from the Aventador. However, the rear lights are much closer to the limited edition Centenario. These are formed by a full thin bar of LED lighting which looks fantastic. The unique centre lock wheels help reinforce the road race car feel with the colour coded 20-21inch Pirelli tyres.
Under the skin of the intricate carbonfibre engine cover sits a familiar V12 6.5 Litre engine which delivers 759hp at 8000rpm. These figures will seem familiar from the recently launched SVJ. As with that car, the power is heavily rear-biased all-wheel drive, with a single clutch semi-automatic gearbox taking care of changes.
Lamborghini hesitated when it came down to weight or acceleration figures. We would expect as in the standard SVJ use of carbonfibre and the identical powertrain used should give the SC18 similar figures of around 0-62 in 2.8 seconds and a top speed over 210mph.
Lamborghini has yet to announce the lucky customer and who the bespoke SC13 is going to. Although with the amount of one-off multi-million-pound hypercars being produced from the worlds wealthiest car fans we suspect that this is not the last one-off Lamborghini to come out of the Squadra Corse department.