Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
|Lamborghini Sesto Elemento|
|Production||2011–2012 (20 produced)|
|Assembly||Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door coupé|
|Layout||Mid-engine, four-wheel-drive layout|
|Engine||Odd-firing 5.2L Lamborghini V10|
|Transmission||6-speed e-gear semi-automatic transmission|
|Wheelbase||2,560 mm (100.8 in)|
|Length||4,580 mm (180.3 in)|
|Width||2,045 mm (80.5 in)|
|Height||1,135 mm (44.7 in)|
|Kerb weight||999 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
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.
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, 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) time of 8.0 seconds, 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.
Lamborghini announced plans to produce 20 cars for track use only in mid-2011 with each car costing US$2.92 million. All 20 cars were already sold upon the confirmation of production. 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
- The car appears in the 2014 film Need for Speed, driven by Dino, the main antagonist. He offers the car to anyone who can stop protagonist Tobey Marshall's Ford Mustang. It is also driven at the De Leon car race, ultimately crashing out.
- The Sesto Elemento also appears as playable vehicle in most video games: Asphalt 7: Heat, Asphalt: Injection, Asphalt 8: Airborne, Asphalt: Overdrive, Asphalt Nitro, Need for Speed World, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Need for Speed: The Run, Need for Speed Rivals, Forza Horizon, Forza Horizon 2, Forza Horizon 3, Forza Horizon 4, CSR Racing, CSR Racing 2, & Real Racing 3.
- Valdes-Dapena, Peter (17 August 2012). "Lamborghini's $2.2 million Sesto Elemento super car". CNN. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
- "Sesto Elemento: Overview". Lamborghini. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
- "2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento". Retrieved 26 August 2018.
- Pattni, Vijay (13 September 2011). "Lamborghini to build Sesto Elemento". Top Gear. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
- "The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is sold out". Lambocars.com. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
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|Owner||Chrysler Corp.||Megatech||V'Power||Audi AG|