Lamborghini unveils one-off 759-horsepower SC20

(December 28, 2020) Lamborghini has taken the wraps of a car called the SC20, a unique, 759 horsepower track weapon that the company says is road legal. Lamborghini’s racing arm, Squadra Corse, engineered the car, and the SC20 is the second of just two one-offs built for a customer, following the SC18 in 2018.

Lamborghini’s Centro Stile design center designed the SC20. According to Centro Stile head Mitja Borkert the car combines styling cues from the Diablo VT Roadster, Aventador J, Veneno Roadster, Concept S, the Huracán GT3 Evo racer (inspiring the SC20’s pronounced front hood air intakes) and the Essenza SCV12. The body is carbon fiber and the rear wing is adjustable. The mystery buyer specified the white paint with blue accents.

Its engine is based on Lamborghini’s flagship V12: the 6,498 cm aspirated 12-cylinder that delivers 781 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and develops 531 pound-feet of torque at 6,750 rpm. It is managed through the optimized seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) gearbox. The power is discharged to the ground by the four-wheel drive system with central electronic differential, and the Pirelli PZero Corsa tires are mounted on single-nut aluminum rims, 20 inches in front and 21 inches at the rear.

The interior uses carbon fiber on the firewall, door panels and center console. Lambo said the visible carbon fiber is the interior’s “most-significant element.” Carbon fiber is also used for the shells of the seats while the door handles are machined from solid aluminum. Lamborghini said the air vents are created using 3D printing technology at the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory.

The carbon fiber body was polished and slicked down by hand by the Lamborghini aerodynamic engineers to deliver optimal airflow for both performance and the cockpit’s occupants, ensuring comfortable open-air driving even at high speeds. The pronounced front splitter is framed by two fins and the air intakes on the front hood are inspired by those of the Huracán GT3 EVO, while the sculpted body sides reflect the solutions adopted on the Essenza SCV12. The muscular rear is topped by a large carbon fiber wing that can be set in three different positions: Low, Medium and High Load.

The SC20 features exclusive details starting from the body colors on a Bianco Fu (white) base, created for the customer, on which the Blu Cepheus (blue) livery stands out. The same shade is found in the interior, alternating with Nero Cosmus (black) and Bianco Leda (white). The most significant element of the passenger compartment is the visible carbon fiber used for the dashboard cover, rear wall, door panels, center console and steering wheel trim, in addition to the monocoque. Carbon fiber is also used for the shells of the seats upholstered in Alcantara and leather. The door handles on the other hand, are machined from solid aluminum. Lastly, the air vents are created using 3D printing technology at the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory.

Maurizio Reggiani, chief technical officer of Automobili Lamborghini, stated, “The SC20 is a combination of sophisticated engineering, Italian craftsmanship, sportiness and advanced design. It is also an example of applying our V12 engine and carbon fiber to a radical open-top vehicle that unmistakably carries the Lamborghini DNA.”

Giorgio Sanna, head of Lamborghini Motorsport, commented, “The SC20 is one more technical and styling exercise that associates Squadra Corse experience with Lamborghini design, masterfully interpreted by our Centro Stile based on the customer’s wishes, which was the focus of the project during the entire vehicle development and construction process.”

Lamborghini did not publish the sales price of the car, but speculation has it running more than $5 million.