Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

automobile manufactured by Lamborghini

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is a supercar. Lamborghini made it in 2011. It is a track day car. This means that it is not allowed on a public road. Lamborghini only made 20 Sesto Elementos. The car’s name means “sixth element” in Italian. This is because carbon is the sixth element on the periodic table and the car uses a lot of carbon fibre.[1]

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Production2011–2012 (20 produced)
AssemblyItaly: Sant'Agata Bolognese
DesignerFilippo Perini
Body and chassis
ClassTrack day car
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutMid-engine, all-wheel-drive
RelatedAudi R8
Lamborghini Gallardo
EngineOdd-firing 5.2 L Lamborghini V10
Transmission6-speed e-gear automated manual
Wheelbase2,560 mm (100.8 in)
Curb weight999 kg (2,202 lb)

History change

In mid-2011, Lamborghini announced that they would make 20 cars for track use only. Each car would cost US$2.92 million.[1][2] All 20 cars had already been sold by the time Lamborghini started building them.[3] At that time, the Sesto Elemento was the most expensive Lamborghini ever created. It stayed that way until they made the Veneno. The Veneno’s price was as high as £4,162,150 (US$6.5 million).

Engine and transmission change

The Sesto Elemento uses Lamborghinis’s 5.2 litre V10 engine. It is the same engine as in the Gallardo. It makes 570 PS (419 kW; 562 hp) and 540 N⋅m (398 lbf⋅ft) of torque. The engine is paired with Lamborghini’s six-speed semi-automatic transmission. It powers all four wheels through an all-wheel drive system. Almost all of the Sesto Elemento is made of carbon fibre. This means that the car only weighs 999 kilograms (2,202 lb).[1]

Performance change

Lamborghini says that the Sesto Elemento can go from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 2.5 seconds.[4] Lamborghini also says that the Sesto Elemento can go from 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in 8.0 seconds.[5] It has a top speed of 369 km/h (229.3 mph).[4]

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References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Valdes-Dapena, Peter (17 August 2012). "Lamborghini's $2.2 million Sesto Elemento super car". CNN. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  2. Pattni, Vijay (13 September 2011). "Lamborghini to build Sesto Elemento". Top Gear. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  3. "The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is sold out". Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Sesto Elemento: Overview". Lamborghini. Archived from the original on 1 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  5. "2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento". Archived from the original on 26 August 2018. Retrieved 26 August 2018.