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Lamborghini SC18 is a one-off track-going Aventador

By Chris Thompson, 19 Nov 2018 News

Lamborghini SC18 one-off track-going Aventador news

Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s first bespoke creation is a honed V12 monster

Lamborghini Squadra Corse has revealed its first one-off customer car – a modified Lamborghini Aventador SVJ built for the track.

It’s road-legal, but the alterations made by Squadra Corse are based on its Huracán GT3 EVO and Super Trofeo EVO.

The naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12’s outputs remain unchanged at 566kW and 720Nm, but external factors such as improved cooling should (Lamborghini says) make for a more effective track weapon.

In addition, weight is reduced (though by how much isn’t specified), and the aerodynamics of the car are improved over a production model. Most notable is the large carbon wing at the rear, which features three mechanical adjustments “able to generate the optimal downforce on any circuit.”

Cooling is strengthened by a set of 12 intakes on the rear ‘bonnet’, a technique Lamborgini Squadra Corse has already implemented and tested in endurance racing.

Styling was approached by Centro Stile Lamborghini with direction from the customer to produce a dramatic Grigio Daytona carbon fibre body that looks unique to Lamborghini’s regular Aventador.

The interior follows the theme, with black and red Alcantara and stitching, and two carbon fibre bucket seats.

While this SC18 is a one-off, Lamborghini says the car’s unveiling also marks a new beginning for its motorsport brand, with the SC18 “paving the way to further personalized development projects for motorsport customers.”

Lamborghini announced the SC18 shortly after it revealed a concept for a Urus SUV racer, with hopes to develop a one-make championship to begin in 2020.

The Urus ST-X Concept appears much the same as the production model, though it’s claimed to be 25 per cent lighter while retaining the same 478kW/850Nm outputs from its twin-turbo V8.