Lamborghini SC18 Alston
The first 'one-off' created by Squadra Corse
Lamborghini is no stranger to making wild-looking limited-production exotics, and this latest one might be the coolest yet. It's a one-off, road-legal, track-ready mid-engine supercar called the SC18, developed by Lamborghini's Squadra Corse racing division at the request of an unnamed (and, we assume, very well-heeled) client.
The SC18 seems to be largely based on the Aventador, but sports a whole bunch of unique carbon fiber bodywork. The hood, fenders, fins, and air scoops are inspired by the company's Huracan GT3 and Trofeo EVO race cars. The massive carbon fiber wing out back features three different mechanical adjustment points, and the rear end borrows from the ultra-limited Centenario's design, using long, thin taillights with splits at either end and a massive diffuser. There are 12 air intakes in total feeding into the engine and cooling systems.
The engine is a high-output variant of the Aventador's wonderful naturally aspirated V12, making 770 horsepower at 8500 RPM and 531 lb.-ft. of torque at 6750 RPM. No turbos, superchargers, or hybrid assistance to speak of. Lamborghini doesn't actually specify whether the SC18 is rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive like the normal Aventador, but either way, power gets to the wheels via the familiar seven-speed "Independent Shift Rod" single-clutch paddle-shift transmission. The wheels measure 20 inches up front, 21 in the rear, wrapped in specially developed Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. No photos of the interior were provided, but Lamborghini says it uses Alcantara with red contrast stitching and carbon fiber bucket seats.
Assuming we're correct about which platform this car uses, the SC18 joins the ranks of Lamborghini's ultra-limited cars like the Veneno and Centenario as yet another Aventador-based ultra-exclusive machine. Lamborghini says this is strictly a one-off vehicle built for a specific customer, meaning you won't be able to buy your own.
The company didn't reveal how much it charged that customer for the SC18; we're guessing it was a lot. But if you're influential enough to get Lamborghini to build you a custom car, chances are you have enough money to pay for it.