Frankfurt Auto Show: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento confirmed for limited production

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The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, the craziest Lamborghini since the classic Countach, as well as the lightest and fastest Lamborghini of all time, has been confirmed for limited production. This picture below is of the Sesto Elemento at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, as Lamborghini brought itto the show in order to make the announcement.×433.jpg

The Sesto Elemento, pictured here, weighs less than 2,200 lbs thanks to being built almost entirely out of the “sixth element”, carbon, which is how the new model got its name. It will be powered by the V10 from the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4, hence the ten portholes on the back of the car. The body work should remain very similar to the concept, with only as many modifications as it takes to get the Sesto Elemento legalized for the streets.

Thanks to that light weight (995 KG) and that engine, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is being tapped by Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann to go from 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds. No word on what the top speed will be, but considering the power to weight ratio, expect it to go well over 200 MPH, and even to begin a push into Bugatti Veyron, SSC Ultimate Aero and Koenigsegg Agera R territory.

No word yet on the transmission, but expect the Sesto Elemento to be powered by the rear wheels only, as all wheel drive would add too much extra weight to the car.

According to Winkelmann, the Sesto Elemento will go on sale as a limited production unit of only 20 cars. Expect Lamborghini to find some way to milk it for more sales (E.G. roadster, targa, special editions) if there is a massive demand for it, though. The price tag can be expected to be in the seven-figure territory as well, possibly higher than even the Lamborghini Reventon’s million-dollar tag before it. If you have to ask, you can’t afford it. You can always make it your wallpaper though!


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