One of the first big pieces of news to come out of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show has come from Lamborghini. The previously created concept car the Sesto Elemento will go into mass production! The word comes straight from the mouth of Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann, confirming what has been rumored for a few months now.
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, an all-carbon-fiber super sports car which made its debut as a concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, will enter production in a very limited run and expected to reach customers at the beginning of 2013. The Sesto Elemento is constructed through heavy use of carbon fiber, helping keep weight down to just 2,202 lbs. Built on the lines of the Reventon, the Sesto Elemento sports a 5.2-liter V10 that can hit 0-60 mph time of just 2.5 seconds. The limited edition supercar will come with an e-gear six-speed paddle-shift transmission and an all-wheel drive system.
Engineering chief Maurizio ReggianiIn told: The structure of this car is at the centre of its function. It represents a revolutionary way of building a car. This method is a true breakthrough, and we are extremely excited about what it means for our future.
In addition to the cutting-edge design the tailpipes are made from Pyrosic, a glass and ceramic composite that can withstand temperatures of up to 900 degrees celsius.
Unfortunately, there is some bad news about the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. First of all, we can probably expect the Sesto to cost more than most of the people reading this article with make in a lifetime. Second, the company will only build 20 examples of the Sesto Elemento so even if you have a couple million (around $3 million) bucks laying around, it might be hard to get your hands on one. Finally, the Sesto Elemento will not be street legal as it is only intended for track purposes so you aren’t likely to see this new hypercar cruising into your local car show.