The SC20 is Lamborghini’s latest one-off, street-legal track fiend
Say hello to Lamborghini’s latest adaptation of the Aventador platform—the ultra-exclusive, completely-windscreen-free SC20. This one-off, open-top creation came into being for a special Lamborghini customer, who was involved with the design right from the moment the first sketches appeared on paper.
Proudly devoid of subtlety, this track car is actually approved for road use. If the one-off, street-legal-track-fiend recipe sounds familiar, you’re not crazy—Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse cooked up something similar two years ago and called it the SC-18.
Lamborghini says the SC20’s creased side-profile is derived from the Essenza SCV12, itself a wildly geometric missile. The front end—specifically, the splitter framed by fins and air intakes—draws heavily from the Huracán GT3 EVO, another of Lambo’s track specials. The carbon-fiber wing out back can be set to low-, medium-, or high-load, depending on the aero needs of a particular driving situation.
That Bianco Fu (white) body is comprised of hand-polished carbon fiber, and the Blue Cephus (blue) livery on it looks rather tasteful. Despite the lack of front glass, Lambo says that the SC20’s airflow is optimized for the cockpit occupants no matter the driving style—whether promenading through downtown or ripping around the track. (It’s not the only modern exotic to dabble with au natural wind management—the McLaren Elva does something similar.)
Inside, there’s heaps of visible carbon fiber—from the dashboard cover to the door panels to the steering wheel trim and just about everywhere in between. Two distinctly non-carbon-fiber details catch our eyes: the door handles, which are machined from a single piece of aluminum; and the air vents, which are 3D printed. The same Blu Cephus color can be found shotgunned throughout the interior as an accent, but it looks particularly good on the Alcantara and leather covering the two carbon-fiber buckets.
Lamborghini faithful may detect a bit of Aventador beneath this custom-designed feast for the senses—and they’d be correct. The SC20 uses the the same free-breathing 6.5-liter V-12 engine and seven-speed single-clutch automatic gearbox as found in the Aventador SVJ, the recently-dethroned king of the Nürburgring.
In the SC20, that V-12 is good for 759 hp at 8500 melodic rpm and 531 lb-ft of torque at 6750 rpm. The SC20 has all-wheel drive with a central electronic differential to shuffle torque to the wheels that need it most. Speaking of wheels, the SC20 rides on single-nut aluminum affairs (20 inches in the front, 21 in the rear) wrapped in special Pirelli PZero Corsa tires.
You may be tempted to roll your eyes at another bespoke project like the SC20, but hear us out first: The day that Lamborghini stops building the wildest of wild exotics—even in one-off form—will be the day that a pillar of car culture goes dark. If the SC20 is any indication, today is most certainly not that day.