Lamborghini Unveils New One-Off SC20 Roadster

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With the latest trend amongst luxury car manufacturers revolving around creating one-off bespoke models, naturally at a significant price premium compared to standard production cars, Lamborghini recently revealed details of the SC20, a unique and stunning track-oriented but road-legal roadster specially commissioned by a single customer.

Based loosely on the iconic Aventador and powered by the same naturally aspirated 6.5 litre V12, the team at Sant’Agata Bolognese, in collaboration with the Italian marque’s Squadra Corse motorsport division, created the topless Lamborghini SC20.

Although intended for the track, the machine is street-legal and carries Lamborghini’s apex engine, the same naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 as the Essenza, though detuned to deliver 759 hp at 8,500 rpm and 531 ft-lbs of torque at 6,750 rpm. The power plant is mated to the automaker’s seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod transmission, claimed to execute gear changes in a blistering 50 milliseconds.

 Perhaps one of the SC20’s most striking elements, both visually and from an engineering standpoint, is what appears to be the lack of a windscreen. The cockpit design seems to have drawn inspiration from the McLaren Elva, the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 and the Aston Martin V12 Speedster.

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Designed and built with the full input of its future owner, the completely topless SC20 features aero solutions that are designed to plant the car firmly to the ground but also to direct the airflow over the heads of its two occupants so they can travel comfortably and without buffeting, even at high speeds. At the rear is an adjustable wing, also in carbon fibre, with three load settings for varying levels of downforce.

“From the front, there’s clear inspiration from the Veneno too,” says Lamborghini’s design boss Mitja Borkert, “You see this very aggressive front-end. It’s not just low, it’s incredibly low.” There’s a pronounced front splitter framed by a pair of fins, while the air intakes on the bonnet salute those worn by the Huracán GT3 Evo. There are a new set of headlights that won’t appear on any future production Lamborghini.

The supercar’s creased and angular aesthetic is further enhanced by the brand’s Bianco Fu shade of white with Blu Cepeus accents for the exterior. The interior wears the same blue trim set against a selection of black known as Nero Cosmos.

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“20 or 30 years ago, a Lamborghini was this stunning sculpture of a car, but although they were fast, I think the performance was… so and so,” Borkert concedes. “Today, we are very proud because we have a new strength in performance.”

With an engine that produces 759bhp and 720Nm, performance is no doubt shattering, as indeed, will be the noise, especially as the engine sits just centimetres behind the occupants’ ears. Lamborghini hasn’t disclosed how fast it is and nor has it revealed the price it charged for creating such a radical supercar – we can reasonably expect, however, that seven figures of euros were involved.