Debuting at the Paris Auto Show the car gets its name from carbon fiber, the sixth element – or sesto elemento in Italian. Weighing just 2,202 lbs it features a carbon fiber tub for the cockpit, while the front and rear crash boxes are also made of carbon fiber, as are the suspension components. In addition, there are carbon fiber wheels, carbon ceramic brakes and even an exhaust system made from a special mix of ceramic powder and synthetic resin.
With an interior that would make Colin Chapman proud, Lamborghini has designed seats into the carbon tub in a bid to keep weight to an absolute minimum.
In fact the only heavy things left on the car are integral to it being a Lamborghini, namely, a big engine and the company’s trademark AWD system. Sporting a 5.2-liter V10 engine with the same 562-hp output as the Superleggera, Lamborghini claims a 0-62-mph time of 2.5 seconds.
According to reports, Lamborghini will build as few as 5 or as many at 12 of these cars with a retail price of 2.5 million Euros or almost $3.5 million.
GALLERY: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
[Source: Automotive News via Cartech]