Lamborghini SC20 arrives as an open-top road-legal track car

By Divyank K. Bansal | on December 16, 2020

The Lamborghini SC20 is the second one-off model built by the brand's racing division and designed by Centro Stile.

Lamborghini has pulled the wraps off the new one-off SC20, a roofless yet road-legal speedster that immediately reminds us of the first-ever roofless iteration of the mighty Aventador, the Aventador J. Though the SC20 may be a spiritual successor to the Aventador J, also because both cars are one-offs built for individual customers, the SC20 is actually a follow-up to the 2018 SC18 Alston, another one-off model and the first one to be developed by the brands racing division, Lamborghini Squadra Corse, outside the motorsport realm. 

Unlike the recently-unveiled Essenza SCV12 – a limited-edition, track-only hypercar fitted with the brand's most powerful naturally-aspirated V12 ever made – the SC20 is not so extreme but yet powerful enough, since its engine is based on that of the Aventador SVJ. Therefore, the naturally-aspirated V12 in the SC20 develops 759bhp @ 8,500rpm and 720Nm of torque at 6,750rpm. Power is sent to all four wheels via an optimized seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) gearbox and an e-diff. 

As per Lamborghini, the SC20 features a handful of bespoke elements, like the Bianco Fu (White) body colour and Blu Cepheus (Blue) livery combination, along with a lot of exposed carbon fibre panels in the interior. However, look closer and the SC20 seems to take its design inspiration from multiple Lamborghini models – old & new. While the pronounced front splitter (framed by two fins) and the air intakes on the hood are inspired by the Huracán GT3 EVO, the side panels resemble those of the Essenza SCV12.

According to Mitja Borkert (Head of Design – Lamborghini Centro Stile), 'The chief sources of inspiration were the Diablo VT Roadster, Aventador J, Veneno Roadster and Gallardo-based Concept S.'

Being a one-off customer car, Lamborghini has not revealed the price of the SC20. However, since it offers the performance of the Aventador SVJ along with bespoke styling and construction, expect the SC20 to cost more than the SVJ.

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