16 November, 2018

Lamborghini SC18 Alston - 4 Lambo's in one?

So, Lamborghini has caused a wave of interest with the unveiling of a one-off hypercar.

This isn't the first ultra-exclusive Lamborghini. To commemorate their founder's 100th birthday, they created the Centenario. To acknowledge their own 50th birthday, they created the Veneno. Respectively, there were 40 and 20 of these cars produced but there is only ONE Lamborghini SC18 Alston.  

It's unknown who the lucky car owner is but what they have is a road-legal but completely track-focused hypercar. Harnessing elements of previous Lamborghinis such as the Huracan, Veneno, Centenario and the Aventador SVJ - What has Lamborghini done?

Lamborghini SC18 Alston Design

Well, this isn't your standard Lamborghini because it was created by Squadra Corse, their racing division.

The Squadra Corse team organise the Super Trofeo Series where drivers race in identical cars based on the Huracán LP 620-2. They also organise a GT3 championship. 

Utilising their track racing knowledge, and collaborating with the customer and Lamborghini Centro Stile, they have packed in a series of features and intricate designs to create one of Lamborghini's most devastating cars. If you look closely, you'll notice: 

  • The front hood design of the Huracán championship car.
  • The engine of the SVJ Aventador.
  • The rear wing of the Veneno. 
  • The rear lights of the Centenario.

So, what you're seeing are the design philosophies of so many different Lamborghinis together to create a mutated monster.

Lamborghini SC18 Alston Performance

Surprisingly, Lamborghini has been quiet on the performance capabilities of the car. However, numbers have been circling and here's what's being claimed:

  • Engine: 6.5L Naturally Aspirated V12.

  • Transmission: 7 speed ISR.

  • BHP: 770.

  • 0-60 time: 2.8 sec.

  • Top Speed: 210 mph.

The powertrain of the car is not too dissimilar from the SVJ but when you take into account the increased aerodynamic efficiencies, intakes and various other performance-enhancing abilities, it negates the need for a like-for-like stats share.

Lamborghini SC18 Alston Specs

Optimising track performance for any circuit is difficult. They each contain their own challenges which makes them famous or even infamous. For example, the famous 130R turn at the Suzuka circuit or the infamous wall of champions in Canada. 

The SC18 Alston has three different settings for its rear wing:

  • Maximum downforce: Superior performance.
  • Balanced: Mid-range for a culmination of speed and downforce.
  • Minimum drag: For top speed.

Other specifics include a new exhaust design to create what they say is a 'unique sound'. In addition to this, they have bespoke Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres for its 20' front tyres and 21' rear tyres. 

To add a racing touch, there's a telemetry system which gives the driver a greater insight into how the car is behaving.

Finally, a combination of lightweight materials, carbon fibre body, intakes and vents etc. help to optimise performance levels further.

Final Words

This car is truly one of a kind. The Squadra Corsa team has taken the best elements of previous Lamborghinis and made the SC18 Alston something more.

You can say that it takes off from where the SVJ left off and moved a few leaps and bounds.

The lucky owner of this car is going to own one of the most exclusive cars in the world and it has the performance to make other hypercars look ordinary. 

Are we going to see more custom Lamborghinis like this? Or perhaps other cars? Inspiration breeds inspiration so watch that space. 

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If you missed our review of the Lamborghini SVJ then read it here: Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Unveiled at Pebble Beach.

Lamborghini SC18 Alston Review (2018)
Lamborghini SC18 Alston Review (2018)
Lamborghini SC18 Alston Review (2018)
Lamborghini SC18 Alston Review (2018)
Lamborghini SC18 Alston Review (2018)