Lamborghini unveiled today the Sesto Elemento Concept (which means sixth element - and represents the carbon’s place on the periodic table). The concept has a total weight of just 999 kilograms (2,202 lb) – including V10 power unit and permanent all-wheel drive.
It is powered by a V10 engine delivering 570 hp (found also on the Gallardo Superleggera) and capable to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 2.5 seconds, while the top speed is well over 320 km/h (200 mph).
According to the manufacturer, the Sesto Elemento features perfect aerodynamics and every line designed on the car seems to help it. The two vertical ribs at the front, for example, improve the stiffness of the component and guide the cooling air directly to the radiator behind them and to the brakes. The cooling air flows through two red triangular openings in the hood beneath the front windscreen.
The rims have a five-spoke design and are made entirely from carbon fiber. Inside the car features a minimalist approach. The correct ergonomics are provided by the steering wheel, which can be adjusted for height and reach, and by the pedals, which can be electrically adjusted longitudinally. We only find three piezoelectric buttons grace the center console – one to start the engine, one to shift into reverse gear and another one for the lights.
A whole new level of form, function and materials. This is what best describes the new Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept. Of course, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept is a whole new interpretation of the brand's design DNA – featuring a sensual design brought to life by pure dynamic power resulting to an elegant yet superb performance.
This level of design and performance is boosted by the fact that the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept widely uses the high-tech and high-strength material Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (CFRP). This technology allows for the minimization as well as integration of components.
The concept's CFRP structure is visible throughout, even at a glance, since the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento features a new matt-shimmer clear coat finish. At the final stage of its production, the carbon fiber parts of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept get a newly developed and patented coat.
Lamborghini employed Nano-Technology to add fine crystals with a red glow on the surface of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept. Each line in a Lamborghini vehicle has a particular function. This is also true for the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept.
For instance, the front of the concept features two vertical ribs which function to enhance the stiffness of the component while guiding the cooling air to the radiator and to the brakes. This system ensures that the components remain as cool as possible even when undertaking the toughest race track conditions.
Moreover, the cooling air gushes through two red triangular openings in the hood below the front windscreen. Cooling air also gushes through large outlets in the side panels behind the front wheels.
The front of the concept is marked by sharply cut headlamp units, which alongside bi-xenon lamps, feature four LEDs each unit. Moreover, the concept features a low front end with a partially double-lipped front spoiler pushed out, forming air intakes.