Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento 4.JPG
Production2010–2012 (20 produced)
AssemblySant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
DesignerFilippo Perini
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutMid-engine, four-wheel-drive layout
RelatedAudi R8
Lamborghini Gallardo
EngineOdd-firing 5.2L Lamborghini V10
Transmission6-speed e-gear automated manual transmission
Wheelbase2,560 mm (100.8 in)
Length4,580 mm (180.3 in)
Width2,045 mm (80.5 in)
Height1,135 mm (44.7 in)
Kerb weight999 kg (2,202 lb)

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento ("sixth element") is a high-performance limited edition track car produced by Lamborghini, which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The Sesto Elemento's name is a reference to the atomic number of carbon, referring to the carbon fibre used.

Design and specifications[edit]

The Sesto Elemento is equipped with Lamborghini's 6-speed "e-gear" automated manual transmission and an all-wheel-drive system, mated to a 5.2 litre V10 engine borrowed from the Gallardo Superleggera, generating 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) and 540 N⋅m (398 lbf⋅ft) of torque. The chassis, body, drive shaft and suspension components are made of carbon fibre, reducing the overall weight to 999 kg (2,202 lb), a weight comparable to subcompact cars.[1] The Sesto Elemento was the first car to use forged carbon fibre (in the tub and suspension arms), a new type of carbon composite developed by Lamborghini and Callaway Golf Company.[2]

The engine is cooled through 10 distinctive hexagonal holes in the engine cover, while two intakes funnel cool air into the mid-mounted engine compartment and the exhaust pipes are positioned in the rear wing. Lamborghini claims a 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) acceleration time of 2.5 seconds,[3] 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) time of 8.0 seconds,[4] and a top speed in excess of 356 km/h (221 mph).

The interior of the Sesto Elemento is generally bare without vehicle comforts such as air-conditioning and stereo. The Sesto Elemento also lacks seats, instead having foam padding directly adhered to the carbon fiber chassis.


The Sesto Elemento concept on display at the 2010 Paris Motor Show

Lamborghini announced plans to produce 20 cars for track use only in mid-2011 with each car costing US$2.92 million.[1][5] All 20 cars were already sold upon the confirmation of production.[6] At that time, the Sesto Elemento was the most expensive Lamborghini ever created, until the Veneno was launched, with the price of the car as high as GB£4,162,150 (US$6.5 million).

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ a b Valdes-Dapena, Peter (17 August 2012). "Lamborghini's $2.2 million Sesto Elemento super car". CNN. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  2. ^ "The Sixth Element: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento's Carbon Fiber Tech Explained". MotorTrend. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Sesto Elemento: Overview". Lamborghini. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  4. ^ "2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento". Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  5. ^ Pattni, Vijay (13 September 2011). "Lamborghini to build Sesto Elemento". Top Gear. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  6. ^ "The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is sold out". Retrieved 28 November 2012.

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