The ins and outs of the latest ultra-rare Lambo

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Lamborghini has been giving us some pretty epic one-off cars in recent times. Now, the brand’s motorsport division is giving us another one-off Lamborghini. The marque’s main models – Huracan and Aventador often serve as a platform for some pretty epic and unique creations. It’s something of a tradition for the Italian company and now the factory of madness in Sant’Agata is giving us yet another stunning creation, loosely based on the V-12 Aventador. Here’s what you need to know about the Lamborghini SC20.

It’s the second one-off built by Sant’Agata, Bolognese’s motorsport division

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After The SC18 Alston, this is the second one-off project developed by the motorsport division in Sant’Agata. The styling was entrusted to Centro Stille’s stylists, who together with the client worked to complete the aesthetics of the SC20.

It’s one of the quickest V-12 Lambos ever made

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The V-12 engine is reserved only for the biggest and baddest of “raging bulls”. Although there have been many fast Lamborghini cars powered by a V-12, most of them cannot match the ferocious acceleration of the SC20. Thanks to a reworked version of the Aventador’s 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V-12, which develops 770 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 531 pound-feet (720 Nm) 6,750 rpm, the sprint from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) is expected to happen in around 2.5 seconds.

Power still goes to all four wheels, through a revised seven-speed single-clutch automatic. The SC20’s V-12 engine, which is identical to that of the SC18, has the highest specific output of any road-going V-12 Lambo at 118 horsepower per liter.

Lamborghini SC20 specifications
Engine 6.5-liter, V-12
Horsepower 770 HP @ 8,500 rpm
Torque 531 LB-FT @ 6,750 rpm
Transmission seven-speed gearbox
0 to 60 mph 2.5 seconds

It has matching exterior and interior colors

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The Lamborghini SC20 is a one-off special, built specifically according to the customer’s preferences. This, of course, includes the color scheme. The two-tone exterior is finished in a special white called “Bianco Fu” on a blue “Blu Cepheus”. This may not be as surprising, but the interior features a similar color pattern. The same shade of blue is used for parts of the dash and seats, including the Lamborghini logos. The seats also have a unique graphic finished in “Bianco Ledo” (white), while the primary color for the passenger compartment is “Nero Cosmus” (black).

It’s inspired by other Lamborghini models

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Although the SC20, like other one-offs, is a unique car, it features subtle hints to other Lamborghini models.

The well-pronounced air intakes are reminiscent of the [Huracan GT3->art182555], while the position and design of the exhaust tips hints back to the [Aventador SVJ->art176181] on which this is loosely based.

The open-top design, which does away with the front windshield is an obvious throwback to the Aventador J, while the rear taillights have a similar design to those of the 2021 Cian. The side profile is heavily influenced by the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo, but it also has a bit of Diablo in it. Look long enough and you will see many other design elements, influenced by other models.

The SC20 is carbon-fiber rich

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Although hardly a surprise at these levels of exclusivity, the SC20 can boast extensive use of carbon-fiber. The entire body and most of the interior are made out of the lightweight material. The dashboard, back wall, the back of the seats, and even the steering wheel are made of the stuff.

It features a staggered wheel and tire setup with high-performance tires

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Like pretty much all powerful cars, the wheel and tire setup is staggered. This means that the tires on both axles are of different sizes. In this case, the SC20’s wheels are 20-inch in the front and 21-inch at the back. Moreover, all four corners are “dressed” in Pirelli P-Zero Corsa, which are some of the best high-performance tires currently out there. The performance will further be enhanced by the lightweight wheels, which should significantly reduce unsprung weight.

It features an adjustable rear wing

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With many of the lightweight big-wing hypercars, you’d expect the wing at the back to be stationary. That’s not the case with the SC20, however. That big wing at the back is adjustable and It can be set in three different positions – low, medium, high load, depending on how much downforce you need.

It’s not just an open-top SC18

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Yes, both of them are loosely based on the Aventador and they both use the same version of the 6.5-Liter V-12, bumped to 770 horsepower. It’s also worth noting that both of these one-off specials are road-legal. They have plenty of similar, but not identical, design cues. Some examples of that would be the small air vents at the lower section of the fascia, which on the SC20 are finished in blue and have sort of a triangular shape, while the ones on the SC18, finished in red, take a more square design. The headlights of the SC18 are also near-identical to those of the Aventador, while the SC20 features a more unique headlight design.

The rear end is where both these cars differ. SC18’s taillights share their design with the Veneno’s, while the ones on the SC20 are similar to the Lamborghini Cian. The SC20 exhaust tips are also more pronounced and protrude from the rear, unlike the triangular pieces on the SC18, which are flush with the bodywork. Finally, there’s the obvious difference in body style, SC20 being an open-top while the SC18, a fixed hardtop. This, subsequently, makes the SC20 lighter, as it lacks a rather large structural element, compared to its hard-top counterpart. The color scheme on both cars is bespoke and unique to their respectable model.

It’s not a road-legal version of the SCV12

Both cars are inspired by existing Lamborghini models. However, there’s little more they have in common. Unlike the SC20, the Essenza SCV12 is not road-legal, despite having a fixed hardtop. In addition, the SC20, like most one-off Lamborghini cars, is based on an existing model. That’s not the case with the SCV12, as it is completely bespoke and has nothing in common with the existing lineup of the brand. It does use the same 6.5-liter V-12. Unlike the SC20, the track-only SCV12’s V-12 does not need to comply with emissions regulations. Because of this, it produces 830 horsepower – 60 more than the SC20. Another key difference is the choice of gearbox. While the SC20 utilizes the familiar seven-speed ISR unit, the track-only Essenza utilizes a new X-trac six-speed sequential gearbox, which doubles as a structural element within the chassis.

It will probably be more expensive than the SC18

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As of yet, there is no info on the SC20’s price tag. We do know that the Lamborghini SC18 Alston’s price was $7.0 million. Although one-off cars like this tend to appreciate quite a bit, we expect the SC20 will be even more expensive, since open-top variants tend to cost more, especially in the case of ultra-exclusive vehicles.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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