Lamborghini has finally revealed its concept sports car, which demonstrates the use of advanced carbon fibre technology. Official specs of the car has revealed that the Sesto Elemento, that we have been teased with for a few weeks now, has an over all curb weight of just 999kg.
The use of the word Sesto Elemento (Sixth Element) represents the carbon elements position on the periodic table. This also showcases Lamborghini’s future of employing carbon-fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) technology.
Lamborghini also claims to be the only company to have mastered the CFRP process, across a range of technologies from 3D design to simulation, validation, production and testing. Essentially meaning, the body is made by Lamborghini, for Lamborghini.
Complementing, or rather overpowering, this lightweight shell will be the powerful V10 from the Gallardo Superleggera, generating an impressive 570hp and 540Nm of torque. This gives the all-wheel drive super car a power to weight ratio of just 1.75kg per hp.
This lightweight concept accelerates to 100km/h in a measly 2.5 seconds! That’s almost superbike figures. This goes on to reach a top speed of 300km/h. In a normal sports car, you’d be all over the place due to its heavy shell, but thanks to the lightweight construction the car should handle like a dream. It looks like someone’s planning to take Lotus’ crown.
Expect minimalist design inside as instead of the conventional seat frame, the whole internal structure is obtained and defined directly from the Forged Composite tub. Also, as seen in previous teasers, the interior is fully CFRP, while the instrument panels provide information on engine conditions and road speed. On the centre console you will find three buttons, one to start the engine, one to shift to reverse and the last for the lights.
We should have live photos coming to you direct from Paris anytime soon, till then enjoy the picture gallery after this jump.
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