Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the Italian supercar maker’s performance arm, unveiled the first one-off project in the history of the motorsport division.
The unique Aventador is designed with extensive collaboration between the client and Centro Stile Lamborghini. It is road-legal but designed to be thrashed majorly on the racetrack. Christened the SC18, this project opens the doors of Lamborghini for other customers wishing to get personalised projects for motorsports under the Squadra Corse brand.
The Lamborghini SC18 Alston Aventador features extreme aerodynamics developed specifically for this model. Squadra Corse put to use its years of competing in motorsports to give the car its aero package. The changes start with the front hood featuring Huracan GT3 EVO-styled air intakes. The sides and rear get fenders, fins, and air scoops inspired by the one-make Huracan Super Trofeo EVO race car. A huge carbon wing with three mechanical adjustments rounds off the aero. A total of twelve air intakes on the rear hood increase heat exchange and improve the cooling of the monster V12 engine resting beneath.
The Rosso Alala (red) highlights contrast well with the base Grigio Daytona (grey) paint.
The V12 in question displaces 6.5 litres and makes 770hp and 720Nm. The transmission duties are handled by the ISR (Independent Shifting Rod) seven-speed gearbox. The increased power and torque combined with greatly reduced weight should see the Alston Aventador lap circuits faster thn its stock sibling which makes 730hp. The SC18 sits just 109mm above the ground, and sets its own identity with specific exhausts and terminals designed to emit a unique sound.
How exclusive is the Alston Aventador? We did say it’s a one-off. Centro Stile Lamborghini chose the striking red lick of paint, contrasted perfectly by the carbon fibre body in Grigio Daytona (grey). Red screen-printing enhances the car’s sportiness. The cockpit features interiors in Nero Ade (black) Alcantara with cross-stitching in Rosso Alala (red). The bucket seats are woven out of carbon fibre, and there is an onboard telemetry system that measures all aspects of the raging bull’s performance on the track.
The 12 air intakes above the engine have been proven to be efficient heat exchangers in motorsports scenarios.
Finally, 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels, both with single-nut removal, wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber display the serious racing intent of the Alston Aventador. With so much thought and imagination poured into a single vehicle, it is not a surprise the end product looks so mean and aggressive. And it is not as if it doesn’t have the go to match the show.