Lamborghini is showing the one-off SC18 Alston at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Last year, Lamborghini introduced us to the most powerful Aventador ever made. Built by Squadra Corse, Lamborghini’s racing division, the SC18 was made for a very special client who must have paid untold millions to get the custom Lamborghini of their (and everyone else’s) dreams.
Lambo announced the project last November and it now looks like they’ve finished the build because it’s on display at Goodwood Festival of Speed at the Supercar Paddock. Spotted by YouTube channel Effspot, we’re given an up close and personal look at the SC18 Alston for the very first time.
Much of the outer shell of the Alston is derived from Lamborghini’s GT3 and Super Trofeo racers, including aerodynamic elements such as fenders, fins, and air scoops from the Huracan EVO Super Trofeo. The hood takes its styling cues from the Huracan EVO GT3 racer, while the enormous carbon fiber rear wing is reminiscent of the Aventador SVJ's. It includes three mechanical adjustments to set the level of downforce the driver requires.
Way back in November, Lamborghini said that the carbon fiber body had been mixed with ultralight materials for additional weight savings, although they didn't say what those materials were or how much weight was saved.
They did, however, mention that the Aventador's 6.5-L V12 engine had been tuned to produce 770 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. That's more than the Aventador SVJ, and is sure to provide the SC18 with legendary acceleration and top speed--that is, if Lamborghini were to ever reveal such figures.
On the inside is a whole bunch of Alcantara and bare carbon fiber, with the name Alston stitched in various places. You can see them in the video, and even hear the unique exhaust note as a Lambo rep gets inside and revs the engine for us.
We're not sure if the SC18 will climb Goodwood to post a time, but here's hoping.