Lamborghini Opens New Facility to Build Specialty Models, Sesto Elemento First

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Lamborghini announced a new facility today that will allow the brand to focus more pointedly on limited production specialty models.

One of the facility’s most important uses will be fine-tuning its production process. By duplicating its production line, the brand will be able to carefully examine how it builds each vehicle to eliminate flaws that might be difficult to detect during full-scale production.

Any Lamborghini client will probably be pleased to know that the company is taking extra steps to ensure quality, but that couldn’t matter less to most people. What does matter, on the other hand, is the announcement buried deep in information about how the marque’s new manufacturing house will be energy efficicent: Lamborghini will create a limited run of the Sesto Elemento concept we saw during the 2010 Paris Auto Show.

Named after carbon, the sixth element in the periodic table (sesto elemento means sixth element in Italian), the car is made almsot entirely from its namesake. All told, the parts combine to form a car that weighs 2,202 lbs. As we noted in previous coverage of the car, the only heavy item on board (other than you) is a 5.2-liter V10 engine capable of 562 hp and propelling the car to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds according to the company.

Only 20 units are scheduled for production, but just like the quality control news, that’s as irrelevant to most people as a week-old copy of the New York Times. On the other hand, the fact that Lamborghini will release a ridiculous new supercar is cause for any enthusiast to celebrate.

GALLERY: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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