Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Lamborghini have always produced extreme luxury sports cars from their production models to the very exclusive Reventon and more recently the Reventon Roadster. The Sesto Elemento (literally “Sixth Element” in Italian) was first unveiled at the Paris Motor show 2010 as a “technology demonstrator” that showcased the use of carbon-fiber to achieve a very light overall weight and the extent on how much carbon fibre they used, gave this new Lambo it’s name- since carbon is the sixth element in the the periodic table.
The Sesto Elemento weighs less than 1000kg and borrows its 5.2-liter 419 kW V10 engine from the Gallardo which results in a power to weight ratio of 1.75 kg (3.85 lb) per hp which in real money means that it can get to 62mph from 0 in 2.5 seconds and go on to 186mph. It was always intended that the Sesto Elemento would never go into production or even be road legal and would be reserved as a track car but this didn’t seem to deter would-be customers as they pursued Lamborghini to go ahead and put the Sesto Elemento into production.
At the recent Frankfurt Motor Show Lamborghini’s CEO Stephan Winkelmann announced that the Sesto Elemento would indeed go into production but they were only to produce 20 of them with a rumoured price tag of $2.6M US. “The excellent feedback and the numerous requests we’ve had from our customers have really convinced us to embark on the challenge of producing a vehicle with unique characteristics,” said Winkelmann.
Story Via: MotorBlog