The Lamborghini SC18 Is Lambo's Newest One-Off and It's A Whole Lot

Photos: Lamborghini
Photos: Lamborghini

What’s interesting about the road-legal Lamborghini SC18 is not just that it’s a new one-off from Lambo, it’s the first one-off road car from the company’s racing arm, Squadra Corse. That and, well, look at it.

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That is a whole lot of... just... car, man. It’s a lot of car.

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Lamborghini swears that all of the additional vents and scoops and wings and spoilers and strakes and fins all are there for added performance, be it aerodynamic benefit or whatever else:

The car features extreme aerodynamics, developed specifically for this model and derived from Squadra Corse’s experience in competition. The racing elements start from the front hood, with air intakes in the style of the Huracán GT3 EVO; the sides and rear feature fenders, fins and airscoops are inspired by the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO. The aerodynamic system is completed by a large carbon fiber wing with three mechanical adjustments, able to generate the optimal downforce on any circuit. In addition, the twelve air intakes formed on the rear hood - a solution already tested successfully in endurance races - increase heat exchange and improve the cooling of the V12 engine.

The powertrain is top-of-the-line Lamborghini, delivering the performance of a true racing car: the aspirated 6498 cm3 V12 delivers 770 hp at 8,500 rpm and a torque of 720 Nm at 6,750 rpm, all handled via the ISR (Independent Shifting Rod) optimized seven-speed gearbox. The huge power is combined with reduced weight thanks to the use of ultralight materials and the new carbon fiber body, with ground clearance of just 109 mm. The rear is characterized by the specific exhausts and terminals with a unique design and sound.

Keen among you will note that this is the same performance as the SVJ-spec Aventador.

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But I don’t mind that this may not be specifically more powerful than a more standard car. It looks awesome, and puts some of the style of the great Sesto Elemento on the road. Never a bad thing.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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DISCUSSION

Now I’m all of 24, but maybe I’m already spiritually an old man. Lamborghini has not mad a pretty car since the changed from the Murci design language ie 670 SV. These stupid “add angles and cuts and jabs” design mentally has never been attractive. Yet they continue to make worse and worse designs.

Are curves allergic to their designers ?