Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Details

Mon, 09/20/2010 - 21:19

Lamborghini revealed their highly anticipated study concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, and it turned out to be a version of the Gallardo called the Sesto Elemento or the sixth element.

That refers to the carbon fiber, the material that’s abundantly used in the making of this car, and will be used to create next Lamborghini models as well.

They have a new strategy to keep the eight of their car low, and carbon fiber will help a lot! The Sesto for example weighs only 999 kg. That said, it’s just a concept which literally has no interior as such, so you can’t expect the production models to be just as light.

This car uses the same powertrain as the Gallardo Superleggera, including V10 power unit and permanent all-wheel drive. And that engine develops 570 hp, but thanks to its lightness, it’s much faster to 62 mph and can reach it in just 2.5 seconds.

“The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento shows how the future of the super sports car can look – extreme lightweight engineering, combined with extreme performance results in extreme driving fun. We put all of our technological competence into one stunning form to create the Sesto Elemento,” comments Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “It is our abilities in carbon-fiber technology that have facilitated such a forward-thinking concept, and we of course also benefit from the undisputed lightweight expertise of AUDI AG.

Systematic lightweight engineering is crucial for future super sports cars: for the most dynamic performance, as well as for low emissions. We will apply this technological advantage right across our model range. Every future Lamborghini will be touched by the spirit of the Sesto Elemento.”

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