Commercially produced Lamborghini’s are, to be very conservative, frighteningly fast. Along with a handful of other exotic super and hypercar manufacturers, Lamborghini produces some of the most impressive machines that money can buy.
So, when Lamborghini commissions a project to their Squadra Corse racing division, what comes out at the other end should be an exceptional set up in performance.
Well, the SC18 Alston ticks that box – a couple of times. Even though Lamborghini has come up with a few limited-edition models, like the 20-of Veneno and the unique Egoista or Aventador J, those were all handled in-house by Lamborghini’s standard production division. The SC18 Alston takes a full-on racing approach from Squadra’s objective eye.
To give some context, the SC18 is based on the Aventador SVJ – which was quite a beast in its own right, but the Squadra Corse team was tasked with pushing the boundaries even further at the request of a client – for whom the SC18 is a unique once-off production. The goal was to produce a road-legal car that is capable of exceptional track performance.
The engine comes straight from the SVJ – a 6.5-litre V12 that produces 760 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. The engine cover has twelve vents to keep the beast beneath cool, and an overhauled exhaust design results in a completely new sound compared to the Aventador SVJ.
Lightweight carbon-fibre body panels are spread all across the bodywork of the car, substantially reducing the weight to get it as close to track specs as possible, with pretty insane 20-inch front and back wheels rounding out the eye-catching aesthetics.
The Squadra Corse team and brand haven’t really been spoken about much before, but if the SC18 Alston is anything to go by, this isn’t the last we’ll hear from them.