2012 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento production confirmed again

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 30, 2011

Although it was just a concept, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento will enter production, at leas according to Symbolic Motor Car Company, a car dealer specialized in high-end supercars located in San Diego, California. As expected, the new Sesto Elemento will be produced in a very limited edition and according to the car dealer found in California, only three vehicles will come to the United States.

The bad news is that the car will cost you around $3.44 million, but at least you and only 2 people in the United States will be seen in such a car, according to Auto123. For those who don’t know, the car has a total weight of just 999 kilograms (2,202 lb) and it is powered by a V10 engine (found also on the Gallardo) and capable to deliver 570 hp.

With these numbers, the car can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.5 seconds (the new Aventador achieves the same speed in 2.9 seconds and it is powered by a V12 engine delivering 700 hp) and has a top speed of over 320 km/h or 200 mph.

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept represents a ground-breaking package from the carmaker’s R&D engineers. After all, the Sesto Elemento is a thoroughbred fusion of elements usually sought from a super sports car. It has a low curb weight of less than 1000 kilograms and is backed by a high-revving, naturally-aspirated V10 engine that provides up to 570 hp output. Moreover, it features the remarkable traction and stability of a permanent all-wheel drive. The lightweight nature of the Sesto Elemento is thanks to a systematic use of carbon fiber. It is built with a carbon fiber monocoque cell that is not only lightweight, but is also stiff and safe.

In fact, the entire front frame, the exterior panels and crash boxes of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept are also made from CFRP, the same with its major suspension components, the rims and the propeller shaft. Meanwhile, its tailpipes are made from Pyrosic glass-ceramic matrix composite that could endure high temperatures of up to 900 degrees Celsius. With the intensive use of carbon fiber in the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept, the carmaker has shown its supreme expertise in this field.

Carbon composite materials are considered crucial to the future of automotive engineering, especially when it comes to high-performance sports cars. This is primarily because CRFP materials are not only very light, but are also strong, stiff and precise.

While lighter vehicle boasts of lower fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, they also have impressive power-to-weight ratio that significantly affects performance. Thus, a super sports car laden with CFRP materials has better acceleration, handling and braking. As for the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, this radical concept has a superb power-to-weight ratio of just 1.75 kilograms per hp, allowing it to deliver unmatched performance.

As proof, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept could sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of more than 300 km/h. Underlying these numbers are certain attributes that cannot be expressed in figures like its handling, turn-in and braking.

Indeed, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept is a radical prototype that addresses several key points in the arena super sports car driving, including extreme lightweight engineering and extreme performance. Faithfully and precisely revealing the awesome technology and the superb power of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept is its progressively designed form.

After all, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept does not only adopt the brand’s vaunted design DNA, but takes it to a new level by integrating functionality of carbon fiber into its own shape. Since CFRP technology allows for impressive reduction and integration of components, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept comes with a supreme yet elegant form. Onlookers don’t need to have a difficult time viewing CFRP structure of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento.

This is because the concept is finished in a new, matt-shimmer clear coat. During the final production phase, the carbon fiber parts get wrapped with a newly developed and patented coat thanks to the Nano-Technology that has made it possible to add fine crystals with a red shimmer.

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