Lamborghini road cars are exclusive enough already and boast looks that are arresting. But if you are special customer of the brand and have (very) deep pockets, then you ask the Italian firm to make you your very own model, behold the Lamborghini SC18 Alston. We’re not sure who/what SC Alston is, but we can safely assume it’s the name of the lucky owner.
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The first one, of one
The SC18 is the first one-off in the history of the Sant’ Agata Bolognese motorsport division, called Lamborghini Squadra Corse. The unique model was designed in conjunction with the customer and Centro Stile Lamborghini. The SC18 is a road-approved model that was designed primarily for use on the track. Lamborghini SC18 Alston is the very first of what is likely to be more bespoke creations.
Alston SC18 features extreme aerodynamics derived from Squadra Corse’s experience in motorsport. Air intakes are borrowed from the Huracán GT3 EVO with the sides and rear fender fins and air scoops inspired by the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo from the company’s one-make race series. Ultralight materials, such as carbon-fibre comprise the bulk of the new body.
Under the lightweight engine cover is a Lamborghini’s 6,5-litre V12, similar to that used in the flagship Aventador. The naturally aspirated unit produces 575 kW at a dizzying 8 500 r/min with peak torque of 720 N.m. The engine breathes via a set of specific exhausts that produce a unique sound. Power is transferred to the wheels via an automated, single-clutch seven-speed gearbox. The racecar looks are underlined by single nut wheels, 20-inch alloys on the front axle and 21-inch on the rear. Specially developed Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres are the final link in the power transmission chain.
Lamborghini has not made any performance claims for the one-off model, but expect it to be blindingly quick. A sub-3,0 second time for the benchmark 0-100 km/h and a top speed well north of 340 km/h are within the realm of possibility.
The Lamborghini SC18 Alston is finished in Grigio Daytona (grey) with red screen-printing to enhance its sportiness. Inside, Nero Ade (black) Alcantara features cross-stitching in Rosso Alala (red), and carbon-fibre bucket seats. A telemetry system measures all aspects of performance on the track.