LAMBORGHINI Squadra Corse has unveiled the SC20, a unique open-top track car that’s approved for road use. Designed by Centro Stile in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the car is a one off, created for a single customer.
The goal was to build a unique vehicle, extreme in its design and performance, and able to combine aerodynamic racing solutions with unprecedented lines and exclusive details.
“Two years after the SC18 Alston, the SC20 was a new, intriguing challenge,” head of design at Lamborghini Centro Stile, Mitja Borkert said.
“The chief sources of inspiration were the Diablo VT Roadster, Aventador J, Veneno Roadster and Concept S, and the result is a dramatic combination of creativity and racing attitude.”
The carbon fibre body was polished and slicked down by hand by Lamborghini aerodynamic engineers to deliver optimal airflow for both performance and the cockpit’s occupants, ensuring comfortable open-air driving, even at high speeds.
The pronounced front splitter is framed by two fins and the air intakes on the front hood are inspired by those of the Huracán GT3 EVO, while the sculpted body sides reflect the solutions adopted on the Essenza SCV12.
The muscular rear is topped by a large carbon fibre wing that can be set in three different positions; low, medium and high load. Body colours, including Bianco Fu and Blue Cepheus on the exterior, and Nero Cosmus and Bianco Leda interior, are exclusive as well.
The most significant element of the passenger compartment is the visible carbon fibre used for the dashboard cover, rear wall, door panels, centre console and steering wheel trim, in addition to the monocoque.
Carbon fibre is also used for the shells of the seats, upholstered in Alcantara and leather. The door handles on the other hand, are machined from solid aluminium. Lastly, the air vents are created using 3D printing technology at the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory.
“The SC20 is a combination of sophisticated engineering, Italian craftsmanship, sportiness and advanced design,” Lamborghini chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani said.
“It is also an example of applying our V12 engine and carbon fibre to a radical open-top vehicle that unmistakably carries the Lamborghini DNA.”
Its engine is based on Lamborghini’s flagship V12, the 6.5-litre naturally aspirated twelve-cylinder that delivers 566kW and 720Nm of torque. It’s managed through the optimised seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) gearbox.
The power is discharged to the ground by the four-wheel drive system with central electronic differential, and the Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires are mounted on single-nut aluminium rims, 20-inches in front and 21-inches at the rear.