The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Auto Show this month. Star of the Italian maker’s Paris Motor Show stand is the astonishing Sesto Elemento. The Sesto Elemento Concept is a brutal sports car weighing just 999 kg. It’s Lamborghini’s first example of its new supersports car manifesto - same power but less weight.
“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,” said 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.”
2010 Lamborghini Sport Cars Lamborghini Sesto Elemento ConceptAdditional 100 percent by AUDI AG, the Italian car manufacturer also benefits from the expertise that is not necessary from the German manufacturer when it comes to light construction. With an amazing output of 570 hp, a sensational power-to-weight ratio of just 1.75 kilograms per hp and 0 to 100 km / h (0-62 mph) acceleration of only 2.5 arcseconds, which ensures unsurpassed Elemento Sesto aim fun .
The 2010 Lamborghini Sport Cars Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept has a power-weight ratio of 1.75 kg/hp. It reaches 100 km/hr in just 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of “well over 300 km/hr”. It’s exactly the kind of supercar innovation that Lamborghini should be investing in and while carbon fibre has become famous, the company has also experimented with other modern materials, such as Pyrosic for the exhaust system (a new glass and ceramic composite material).
The Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL) at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, uses experimental tests to define the mechanical behaviour of the different materials and technologies using methodology from the aviation industry.
The design is inspired by the limited-edition Reventòn supercar, but makes more of a feature of its deep front end, while the V10 is open to the elements. The Sesto Elemento isn’t road legal, but it is a running prototype, so testing Lamborghini’s claims is a possibility.