Just as we saw yesterday the official pictures of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition, more news from Lamborghini is making its way to the press. This time from the Paris Motor Show, Lamborghini has finally taken the wraps off its much anticipated concept, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept. But could this be the same concept that Lamborghini teased us with few weeks before the Paris Show?
This lightweight, carbon fibre intensive concept once again redefines the future of sports car designs. With almost the entire exterior of the car made out of carbon fibre panels, the Sesto Elemento weights just 999 kilograms. That is almost half the weight of the Nissan GT-R and a full 500 kilograms lighter than the standard Lamborghini Gallardo. The Sesto Elemento concept is intended to showcase the company’s technological advancement in carbon fibre technologies and lightweight construction.
The concept is powered by the same V10 engine used in the Gallardo as well as the all-wheel drive system. With 570 horsepower on tap and feather light weight, this car goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds! Giving the heavy Bugatti Veyron with almost twice the horsepower a run for its money.
This is what the CEO of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann has to say about the Sesto Elemento:
“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.”