Lamborghini SC18 Alston: A 778-Horsepower, Squadra Corse-Built Speed Demon

Doris Richards
November 18, 2018

Lamborghini's motorsport division Squadra Corse revealed its first one-off supercar project on Thursday: the SC18 Alston.

Since the model was created by Lamborghini Squadra Corse, it shouldn't come as any surprise that the SC18 is extremely lightweight. As a result, the vehicle is designed primarily for track use and it features an aggressive aerodynamics package derived from motorsport. The racing inspiration is also visible elsewhere as the hood-mounted air scoop and rear fin echo the ones used on the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO.

The SC18 Alston is a road vehicle, but one that definitely errs on the side of track driving, making it a ideal contender for Ferrari's SP2 Monza concept, which is not street-legal due to the lack of windshield. It gets mechanical adjustment with three settings to optimise downforce.

Like the company's endurance race cars, the SC18 features 12 air intakes at the back to improve cooling for the engine.

The SC18 is powered by the same 6.5-litre V12 as the Aventador SVJ, meaning it has 566kW of power and 720Nm of torque at its disposal. Ground clearance is as low as 109 mm with carbon fibre body panels and unique exhausts. Red details add some interest to the exterior finish.

The SC18 rides on 20-inch wheels at the front, and 21-inch rims at the rear, all with a single nut holding them in place and shod with Pirelli P-Zero tyres. The two-tone theme is continued in the cabin as there's carbon fiber bucket seats with black Alcantara upholstery and red contrast stitching.

As for the looks, the SC18 borrows from a few of Lambo's other special offerings: the taillights remind us of the Centenario, the headlights of the Aventador SVJ, and, of course, the styling is uniquely Lamborghini.

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