Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento.jpg
Manufacturer Lamborghini
Production 2011 (20 produced)
Assembly Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy
Body and chassis
Class Track day car
Body style 2-door coupé
Layout Mid-engine, all-wheel-drive
Engine 5.2 L V10 570HP
Transmission 6-speed Transmission with paddle shift
Curb weight 999 kg (2,202 lb)

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento ("Sixth Element" in English) is a two-door, two-seater, V10 high-performance lightweight limited edition car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini, which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The Sesto Elemento's name is a reference to the atomic number of carbon, in recognition of the car's extensive use of carbon fibre.


The Sesto Elemento is equipped with a 6-speed semi-automatic transmission with paddle shift and all wheel drive system, mated to a 5.2 litre V10 engine borrowed from the Gallardo, generating 578 PS (425 kW; 570 hp) and 540 N·m (400 lbf·ft) of torque. The chassis, body, drive shaft and suspension components are made of carbon fiber, reducing the overall weight to a mere 999 kilograms (2,202 lb), a weight comparable to subcompact cars.[1]

Air is released through 10 distinctive hexagonal holes in the engine cover, while two intakes funnel cool air into the mid-mounted engine compartment. The Sesto Elemento's high power combined with low overall weight translate to a power-to-weight ratio of 0.57 hp/kg (0.26 hp/lb) (with a weight-to-power ratio of 1.75 kg/hp and 3.85 lb/hp). Lamborghini claims a 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) acceleration time of just 2.5 seconds.[2] Lamborghini sources said that "...they will sell it in very small numbers, in 2013."

The Sesto Elemento's interior is generally bare with few vehicle comforts such as air-conditioning and car stereo. The seats are made of foam and stuck onto the chassis of the vehicle, reducing weight and production costs.

Limited release[edit]

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

Lamborghini announced plans to make 20 Sesto Elementos for track use only in mid-2013.[1][3] All 20 have been sold.[4] Reported prices range from US$2.2 million to US$2.9 million.


  1. ^ a b Valdes-Dapena, Peter (17 August 2012). "Lamborghini's $2.2 million Sesto Elemento super car". CNN. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sesto Elemento: Overview". Lamborghini. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Pattni, Vijay (13 September 2011). "Lamborghini to build Sesto Elemento". Top Gear. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is sold out". Retrieved 28 November 2012. 

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