Lamborghini Confirms 20 Lamborghini Sesto Elementos (9.19.11)

19 09 2011

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

“The excellent feedback and the numerous requests we’ve had from our customers have really convinced us to embark on the challenge of producing a vehicle with unique characteristics. We are proud that what a year ago was just a ‘technology demonstrator’ of future super sports cars, even though in working order, will become a small series reality. Only 20 units of the new Sesto Elemento super sports car will be produced, and will be destined only for track use. We’re planning to deliver the first cars at the beginning of 2013,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s CEO, in Frankfurt.

The Sesto Elemento has been in the rumor mill for quite a while. Like Stephan mentioned above, it will be limited to 20 models — for street use only. It is much faster than the brand new Aventador, which can go 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, in comparison to the Sesto Elemento which can do 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and is probably a lot more expensive as well, though there’s no word on pricing yet.

UPDATE: Stephan Winklemann has said in an interview that the starting price of the new Sesto Elemento will start at $2 million (€1.6 million), according to Washington Post (link will open in new page.)

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Lamborghini Sixth Element Concept Officially Unveiled

30 09 2010

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Finally, the moment we’ve been waiting for…after 6 teaser images and one leaked image, we have finally come to a point where we have good photos of the brand new Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, or Sixth Element.

At just 999kg (2,202 lbs), the brand new Lamborghini features 0-62 mph takes only 2.5 seconds and top speed is well above 186 mph – reported as 217.5 mph.

Lamborghini claims to be the worldwide leader in carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) technology and with the radical extreme lightweight concept as its proof.  In the press conference Lamborghini states they are, “the only vehicle manufacturer in the world to have mastered the complete CFRP process across a range of technologies, from 3D design through simulation, validation, production and testing – all in a state-of-the-art industrial process that stands for the very highest quality standards.”  The result, “an unbelievable degree of driving fun, concentrated on absolutely sensational dynamics.”

The carbon fiber body not only has the monocoque cell but also to the front frame structure, exterior panels and crash boxes.  Elsewhere, carbon fiber is used in major suspension components, wheels and the drive shaft.  Materials such as Pyrosic, which is an advanced glass-ceramic matrix composite, is used in the tailpipes.

They say the Sixth Element uses triangles as the theme of the car, as you might see diamond cut headlamps, deep openings in the hood, door handles, side panel openings and mirror stalks.

See we’ve got just pure greatness in this car. Waiting until the reviews come in…





Lamborghini Sixth Element Teaser Photo 6

29 09 2010

Finally, the end of the Sixth Element photos...I hope

Once again, I believe, this is the final teaser image Lamborghini will be giving out. What makes me think so, along with a load of others?

The car’s name. It’s called the Lamborghini Sixth Element, or Sesto Elemento Italian for Sixth Element, which represents the sixth element in our periodic table of the elements.

You notice this is #6. Carbon. This will represent the main car, carbon, Sesto Elemento.

Well Lamborghini clearly has done a good job on this. Just time we await the final release of the car, which shows in my previous post.

-LamboFan

Source: Lamborghini