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The new Lamborghini SC20 is an extreme open-top track car approved for road use

This unique car was built as a one-off for a special Lamborghini client.

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The SC20 pushes the limits of a road-worthy car and track car to the extreme, all in one body. Lamborghini Squadra Corse has designed the car as a unique specimen, the second one-off creation engineered by the company's motorsport department and designed by Centro Stile in Sant'Agata Bolognese.

The engine vehicle was created following the customer's wishes. That customers was involved in the project from the start, when the car was little more than an idea sketched by Lamborghini's designers. Ultimately the design process landed on a vehicle that has extreme performance and aesthetics.

"Two years after the SC18 Alston, the SC20 was a new, intriguing challenge. The chief sources of inspiration were the Diablo VT Roadster, Aventador J, Veneno Roadster and Concept S, and the result is a dramatic combination of creativity and racing attitude," said Mitja Borkert, Head of Design Lamborghini Centro Stile.

Lamborghini SC20

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Lamborghini engineers have polished the carbon fiber body of the car to deliver optimal airflow, ensuring both a high level of performance and comfort for the passengers, even at high speeds with the roof down. The front splitter is inspired by the Huracán GT3 EVO while the body is adopted from the Essenza SCV12. At the back is a carbon fiber wing that can be set in three different positions: Low, Medium and High Load.

The Lamborghini team painted the body of the car Bianco Fu (white), which was created explicitly for the customer. On top is a Blu Cepheus (blue) livery. The same shade is found in the interior, alternating with Nero Cosmus (black) and Bianco Leda (white).

There is visible carbon fiber on the dashboard, rear wall, door panels, center console, and steering wheel trim. The carbon fiber shells of the seats are upholstered in Alcantara and leather. The door handles on the other hand, are machined from solid aluminum. The car's air vents were created using 3D printing technology at the Sant'Agata Bolognese factory.

"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," said Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer of Automobili Lamborghini.

It is powered by Lamborghini's flagship 6.5-liter V12 engine, which delivers 759 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod (ISR) gearbox. The model comes equipped with a four-wheel drive system with central electronic differential. It rides on and the Pirelli PZero Corsa tires that are mounted on single-nut aluminum rims measuring 20 inches in front and 21 inches at the rear.

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The Bugatti Chiron Sport "Les Légendes du Ciel" edition pays homage to vintage aircraft.

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In the aftermath of World War I, company founder Ettore Bugatti showcased the first three vehicles made by the company that bore his name. They were race cars and Bugatti found itself at the pinnacle of the sport very quickly.

By 1930, the company would begin its relationship with the aerospace industry, first with the Bugatti 100P, which never actually flew due to World War II, but served as the inspiration for a number of patents that are filed by the company. The plane went into storage as the Second World War kicked off and Mr. Bugatti would never again work on it during his lifetime.

Bugatti Chiron Sport "Les Légendes du Ciel" edition

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Bugatti is honoring its racing and aviation past with a new series of Chiron Sport models dubbed "Les Légendes du Ciel". The drivers who piloted the Bugattis to success in the early 1900s were often time multitalented with resumes declaring them flying aces, daredevils, and technically skilled pilots.

"Bugatti has had close associations with aviation since the company was established more than 110 years ago. Many successful Bugatti racing drivers, such as Albert Divo, Robert Benoist and Bartolomeo 'Meo' Costantini, flew for the French Air Force, the French aviator legend Roland Garros privately drove a Bugatti Type 18 to be as fast on the road as in the air," says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. "It is therefore almost an obligation for us today to pay tribute to the legends of that time and dedicate a special edition to them."

Each of the new models features a special, matte gray "Gris Serpent" paint job, which is inspired by the exterior color of aircrafts from the 1920s. The color extends front to rear with high-contrast, which gloss stripe running up the center. The front wings are adorned with the "Les Légendes du Ciel" logo. The "Le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge" tricolor decorates the front area of the side sills made of exposed black carbon fiber.

At the front is Bugatti's traditional horseshoe radiator grille, finished in gloss black. The grille mesh is made of laser-cut and deep-drawn aluminum, and constructed in a dynamic pattern that that is repeated on the car's leather seats. Entry lights project the edition logo on the ground at entry while "Les Légendes du Ciel" logo on the middle console inlays.

Bugatti has covered the engine with black exposed carbon fiber with contrasting white lettering. The material continues at the back where black exposed carbon fibre and a black-coated exhaust trim cover made of 3D printed, high-temperature-resistant Inconel dominate.

The car's interior is almost entirely upholstered in leather. The leather's light brown color was chosen to be reminiscent of the natural leather in early aircrafts. On the door panels there is a hand-sketched racing scene between the Nieuport 17 aircraft and a Bugatti Type 13.

The new Bugatti Chiron Sport "Les Légendes du Ciel" edition is limited to 20 vehicles. Every model is independently numbered and costs $3.5 million.

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Three Bugatti Divos have been delivered to U.S. customers.

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Three Bugatti customers on the West Coast have started 2021 off on a better note than the rest of us. Bugatti of Beverly Hills was recently able to deliver three of the four Bugatti Divo supercars that have been commissioned through the dealership to their new owners.

Each of the models has been customized to deliver the high-performance, exclusive drive and ride experience required by its commissioner. Ahead of their delivery, the three Divos took to the track together completing laps at The Thermal Club in Palm Desert, California.

The Divo itself is a unique Bugatti even before customization. It rides on new architecture that features more air inlets than other Bugatti models and a wide front spoiler that works to provide optimal air supply and aid with downforce. The car looks lower and longer than other Bugattis due to its slimmer side line. At the front of the grille is the traditional, 159-gram Bugatti emblem.

U.S.-bound Bugatti Divos

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Each model is powered by a 8.0-liter W16 engine that achieves 1500 horsepower. That engine can propel the car up to its 236 mph top speed.

Bugatti's Atelier in Molsheim is charged with the creation of each Divo. The first deliveries of the hyper sports cars took place in August 2020. By the end of the first months of 2021, all Divos will have been delivered to their new homes.

"To see these spectacular automobile works of art go from a piece of paper to sitting here in front of me is a phenomenal feeling," says Tim O'Hara, General Manager Bugatti Beverly Hills. "It was a very involved and lengthy process that demanded our best skills and expertise. To deliver 4 of only 40 to be built in the world and see the project through fruition is deeply gratifying."

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