With luxury car manufacturers currently falling over themselves to release limited-edition and one-off models, the latter naturally at a considerable price premium compared to normal production cars, Lamborghini recently released details of the SC20, a unique and stunning track-oriented but road-legal roadster specially commissioned by a single customer.
Loosely based on the Aventador and powered by the same naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12, it’s been developed by Lambo’s Squadra Corse motorsport division, with a dramaric carbon-fibre body by the company’s Centro Stile department that incorporates design and aerodynamic influences from the Diablo VT, Aventador J, Veneno, Concept S, Essenza SCV12 and the Huracán GT3 EVO.
Designed and built with the full involvement of the owner, the completely topless SC20 – there’s no roof and nor can one be fitted – features aero solutions that not only plant the car firmly on the ground, but also direct the airflow over the heads of its two occupants so that they can travel comfortably and without buffeting, even at high speeds. At the rear is an adjustable wing, also in carbon fibre, with three load settings from low to high. Maximising grip and traction is an all-wheel-drive system with central electronic differential; as on the Aventador, the transmission is a single-clutch seven-speed with independent shifting rod.
Naturally, the Lamborghini SC20 wears a unique combination of colours both for the bodywork and within the cockpit, with Bianco Fu white as the exterior base and adornments in Blu Cepheus; on the inside, the latter colour predominates with white Bianco Leda as the secondary shade. Carbon fibre plays a visible role in the interior, too, as it’s used for the dashboard cover, door panels, centre console, steering wheel and rear wall; the lightweight material is also employed for the seat shells, which are upholstered in leather and Alcantara.
With an engine that produces 759bhp and 720Nm, performance is likely to be shattering – as indeed, will be the noise, especially as the engine sits just centimetres behand the occupants’ ears. Lamborghini hasn’t disclosed how fast it is and nor has it revealed the price it charged for creating such a radical beast – we can reasonably expect, however, that seven figures of euros were involved.