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 |  Sep 29 2010, 1:53 AM

For weeks Lamborghini has been teasing us with images of what many assumed was the next Murcielago. Our sources indicated that it would be a “technology concept” and that now appears to be the case with French site BlogAutomobile getting its hands on a single image and some particularly juicy information about what is to be called the Sesto Elemento.

Translated as the Sixth Element, this concept car shows just how far Lamborghini can take its light weight mandate, using carbon fiber for almost every aspect in order to reach a curb weight of just 2,200 lbs. And to make that number even more impressive, remember, there’s still a very big V10 engine located just behind the cockpit, enabling a 0-60 mph time of just 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 218-mph.

And speaking of cockpits, Lambo certainly seems to be carrying on with its Reventon “Jet Fighter” theme with this new concept – although as concepts go, the styling is quite tame. That can only mean one thing, however; that we’ll see a very similar model headed into production in the near future.

Check back Thursday, September 30th for AutoGuide’s coverage of the Paris Auto Show.

[Source: Blogautomobile via GTSpirit]