The carbon based exotica, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, was first seen at last year’s Paris Motor Show, will enter the dealerships in the 2011’s third quarter. Priced at $2.92million the Lambo’s latest creation is $280,090 pricier than its closest rival, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, who been known for its excessive speed and extortionate price tag.
The production version of the Sesto Elemento will receive its power from the same 5.2L V10 used in the Lamborghini Gallardo. However, raw power will only be part of the Sesto Elemento’s story. Because it is made from almost entirely carbon fiber it will reach 62mph in only 2.5 seconds. It also has a top speed of over 200mph, and its performance is mainly down to its weight, which is only 2,190 pounds. The chassis, body, driveshaft and suspension components are made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), a material that the Italian firm has been refining with other companies, including Boeing. 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.
However the supercar can’t be driven in public as to achieve such high speeds, Lamborghini have bypassed the normal measures required to make it road legal, reserving it as a millionaire’s track toy. Around 20 exquisite examples will roll out of the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, but what good is it having the world fastest car, which is not road legal?