Lamborghini released a number of teaser images of their new concept prior to the Paris Show, which begins today. The final teaser was only released late yesterday afternoon, so we thought we’d spare you the suspense and go straight to the official photos and those taken from the live unveiling in Paris.
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento concept supercar comes with a V10 engine producing 420 kW and a sprint-time to 100 km/h of just 2.5 seconds. The concept weighs in at a feather-like 999 kilograms thanks to extremely lightweight construction using an advanced carbon fibre technology.
For those wondering what the name stands for, it’s derived from the periodic table, where carbon is classified as the sixth element, hence Sesto (Sixth in Italian) Elemento. It’s supposed to highlight Lamborghini’s ever increasing competence with carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) technology.
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini comments, “The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento shows how the future of the super sports car can look – extreme lightweight engineering, combined with extreme performance results in extreme driving fun. We put all of our technological competence into one stunning form to create the Sesto Elemento. It is our abilities in carbon fiber technology that have facilitated such a forward-thinking concept, and we of course also benefit from the undisputed lightweight expertise of Audi AG. Systematic lightweight engineering is crucial for future super sports cars: for the most dynamic performance, as well as for low emissions. We will apply this technological advantage right across our model range. Every future Lamborghini will be touched by the spirit of the Sesto Elemento.”
Just about every aspect of the car has been developed using carbon fibre – including the wheels. Worth noting are the exhaust tailpipes that are made from Pyrosic – an advanced glass-ceramic matrix composite, capable of withstanding very high temperatures of up to 900 Celsius. As you’d expect, the interior is pretty minimal to help keep the car’s weight under the 1-tonne mark.