Lamborghini preparing more limited edition models, apart Sesto Elemento

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 20, 2011

Lamborghini is open to offering more limited edition models after it built the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento that costs $2 million, boss Stephan Winkelmann reveals. The Sesto Elemento will have a limited run of only 20 track-only units. With a weight of only 999kg, this car is powered by a 562bhp V10 engine, enabling it to accelerate from zero to 62mph in only 2.5sec. This figure is comparable to that of the 1183bhp Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

Winkelmann said that the company will create one-offs or special editions “once in a while.” He explained that the concept vehicle attracted adequate interest and so it decided to approve a limited run. He added that the company will make the car if there’s demand and if this car’s design is in Lamborghini’s image.

He said that each car that Lamborghini builds has to meet its “emotional standards” and has to be profitable. But then, he clarified that the future one-offs will probably not be as extreme as the Sesto Elemento. He explained that it would be too costly to produce a lighter version of this car.

Automobili Lamborghini has brought another amazing concept to life with the new Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. The car experts hailing from Bolognia, Italy, built a relatively lightweight supercar totalling only 999kg curb weight. This already includes the Sesto’s permanent all-wheel drive system and V10 power unit.

Sesto Elemento owes its supreme driving performance from its impressive 1.75kg/hp power-to-weight-ratio and 570hp output. The super lightweight construction results in lower fuel consumption considering the sports car’s powerful acceleration of 100km/h in less than three seconds.

For the first time in many years, Lamborghini integrates carbon-fibre technology in automobile application. As we all know, the famous Italian car brand is also a subsidiary of Audi AG. The German carmaker on the other hand, is the leading manufacturer of lightweight automotive products.

The careful construction has undergone research from two institutes namely the ACSL and the ACRC. The Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory and the Advanced Composite Research Centre also used some of Boeing’s patented technologies and brought them into the amazing brand. At the same time, Lamborghini built the concept car from 3-dimensional perspective to simulate the rest of the industrial procedures perfectly.

It makes a lot of sense why the name of Lamborghini’s newest concept model is taken from the periodic table of elements. Though the 6th element represents Carbon, Lamborghini instead used the word Elemento to redefine the CFRP technology they applied on the racecar. CFRP means Carbon Reinforced Plastics, which the brand has kept with the most stringent quality standards all this time.

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