The Sesto Elemento is a concept car that was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
With this study vehicle Lamborghini seems to be redefining the future of the super sports car with a unique technology demonstrator.
The extremely light Sesto Elemento benefits from the advanced carbon-fiber technology to have an overall curb weight of just 999 kilograms, including V10 power unit and permanent all-wheel drive. In a unique demonstration of the technological expertise of Automobili Lamborghini, the brand is using for the first time in an automotive application some innovative carbon-fiber technologies.
The Sesto Elemento has a power output of 570 hp, with a power-to-weight ratio of only 1.75 kilograms per hp. The concept car is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds. According to Lamborghini, the fuel consumption has dropped when compared to previous models because lightweight engineering applied in its construction.
The Sesto Elemento receives its name from the periodic table, where carbon is classified as the sixth element. The car is demonstrates the worldwide leading expertise of Lamborghini in carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) technology.
POWER AND PERFORMANCE
The Lamborghini concept car is powered by a rear longitudinal V10 engine with a 5,204 cc of displacement. The unit delivers 570 hp, all of which is available at 8,000 rpm, and has a maximum torque of 540 Nm at 6500 rpm.
The dry sump lubrication and a cylinder angle of 90 degrees are the main highlight of this powertrain, which are an integral part of the lightweight engineering approach and lower the centre of gravity.
The Sesto Elemento is fitted with the e.gear transmission, controlled in race car fashion via shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. It has an automated system with electronic management which shifts smoothly through all six gears faster than a human being would be able to.