Official: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

With the final teaser of the Sesto Elemento only being released today we didn’t expect to see a set of pictures showing the car in its final shape until at least after the Volkswagen group press conference tonight.

The Sesto Elemento comes with a V10 tuning to an output of 570bhp and a sprint-time to 100km/h (62mph) of just 2.5 seconds. The concept weighs in at just 999 kilograms (2,202lb) thanks to extremely lightweight construction using an advanced carbon fiber technology. Power-to-weight ratio for the concept is only 1.75 kilograms per hp.

For those wondering what the name stands for, it’s derived from the periodic table, where carbon is classified as the sixth element, hence Sesto (Sixth in Italian) Elemento. It’s supposed to represent Lamborghini’s dominance in carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) technology.

Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini comments,

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. 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.

Every aspect of the car has been developed using carbon fiber. One interesting aspect is the tailpipes; made from Pyrosic, which is an advanced glass-ceramic matrix composite, they able to reach and withstand very high temperatures up to 900 celsius.

As you’d expect, the interior is pretty minimal to help cut down on weight and bring the car below the 1000kg bracket!

Enjoy the pictures released so far and check back tomorrow for first live shots from the Paris show floor!
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Published: September 29, 2010 5:33 pm

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  • LamborghiniMan

    bet it will spank a ZR-1 easy! what ya think bowtieheads

  • LamborghiniMan

    Well i got to see some better pics of it and it does look alot better ..I think Lambo has something totally different than any other car out there …its a wild looking car that has its own look and that makes it a true exotic!

  • Shawn

    its not a rendering, its a fully made concept shown at paris. there is a video of it too. it was shown by the lambo CEO

  • Greg

    It’s still a concept, so it has not gotten the green light. The front end looks like a shark nose. The crossing lines across the door are too dramatic. It would be nice to see the engine as well. The rear looks very nice though and the defuser is mean like the Diablo. In my opinion it seems comparable to what Lamborghini did with the Cala Concept. It is showcasing new technology. I doubt Lamborghini will make the Elemento unless it’s in a limited number, like the Reventon.

  • lorenzo

    it is in the end just a gallardo, highly disappointed

  • avalancher

    Extremely sharp and edgy like all Lambo should be. A Gallardo on cocaine. Beautiful, brilliant.

  • LamborghiniMan

    ok is this the new gallardo?? what happened to the Jota i hope thats better this things worse than a Ferrari F-40 no a/c and no sterio WTF ill pay 2 dollars for it and then maby five if you put in a radio and a/c

  • Dave

    Can you confirm that these are renderings of the actual concept, not just made by some kid?

  • MR

    Guys, we were at the event here in Paris and there is only one introduction. No Murcielago successor, only the new concept is being revealed.

  • maxx

    ok so whats with the convertable picture i thought those mistary shoots were just one car not this one

  • Dave

    Lamborghini don’t dominate the field of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics technology. McLaren do.

  • Ahmed

    This is fuckin’ UGLY!

    and stupid too!

  • giancarlo

    ricer gallardo?
    its fugly

  • slesledgehammerer

    Nt sure these are leaked … look like bad renderings to me