The sixth element

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

The leaked image above is believed to be a V10 powered Lamborghini Sesto Elemento concept car. You may remember a couple of weeks ago we posted one of the teaser images released by Lamborghini in the lead up to the Paris Motor Show. Accompanying that pic was a statement from Lambo saying they think lightweight cars are the way forward for them, not outright speed and massive power. Clearly, a way to achieve lightweight is with a reliance on carbon fibre for body work.

Lamborghini has released five teaser images in all now (see them after the break) and the use of carbon fibre is there for all to see. Sesto Elemento is Italian, obviously, but when translated it says Sixth Element. Remember that periodic table back at school? No prizes for guessing what the sixth element is on that chart.

So, back to the car, apparently this concept weighs in at 999kg. In modern day terms that is super light, or should that be, superleggera! Despite Lamborghini saying they don’t want to chase headline grabbing power numbers you’d reckon any V10 they make is going to have some grunt, especially when it only has 1000kg to haul around. It’s been suggested the Sesto Elemento can sprint to 100km/h in a mere 2.5 seconds while going on to a v-max of 350km/h. So much for the comment “Speed is not as important anymore”!

Supposedly there are six teaser images to come from Lamborghini, with five now released and this leaked image on the loose, perhaps the sixth teaser image will be the final reveal? We shall wait and see.

[Source: Jalopnik via Blog Automobile]

Lamborghini teaser

Lamborghini teaser

Lamborghini teaser

Lamborghini teaser

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