On Wednesday, Lamborghini Squadra Corse unveiled its latest low volume creation, an Aventador-based Sprinter similar to the popular 2012 Aventador J (pictured below).
Lamborghini Squadra Corse is the official motorsports division of Lamborghini, although for the past few years it has tested the water with road and low volume rail vehicles developed from lessons learned from racing.
The first was the 2018 SC18, followed by the Essenza SCV12, two track-oriented machines (only in the case of the Essenza) that are also based on the Aventador platform.
The new Sprinter with the name SC20 is designed for use on the track, but can also be driven on the road. The goal was an extreme sprinter that incorporated aerodynamic solutions for racing. Earlier Lamborghini convertibles like the Diablo VT Roadster, the Veneno Roadster and the aforementioned Aventador J also played a role in shaping the design, according to Mitja Borker, Lamborghini’s chief designer.
Mechanically, the car is more closely related to the Aventador SVJ. For example, the SC20 uses Lamborghini’s famous 6.5-liter V-12, with output equivalent to the SVJ’s 759-horsepower output and 531 pound-feet of torque. The engine is linked to Lamborghini’s independent 7-speed transmission and drives all four wheels. These wheels measure 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear and are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.
The exterior is predominantly made of carbon fiber and is highlighted by aerodynamic elements designed to reduce drag while increasing downforce. The air intakes on the bonnet are inspired by the units of the Huracan GT3 Evo racing car, while the side elements reflect the solutions developed for the Essenza SCV12. The rear spoiler is adjustable and has three settings.
The interior is similar to that of the Aventador and features a mix of black and white color themes. Of course, most surfaces are made of carbon fiber, including the dashboard, door panels, center console, seat frame, and steering wheel. The designers used solid aluminum for the door handles and we are told that the vents were made by 3D printing.
Lamborghini did not specify how many units to build, but the project was viewed by a customer so this may be the only example.