Autovisie in the Netherlands has unearthed official details of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento‘s forthcoming production.
Set to be virtually identical to the concept car, apart from a more rigid monocoque, the hardcore track car tips the scales at just 999 kilograms (2,202 lb) and is propelled by the 419 kW (570 hp) V10 engine and all-wheel-drive layout from the company’s 1,340 kg (2,954 lb) Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera. This results in a power-to-weight ratio of just 1.75 kilograms per hp – allowing a 0-100 km/h time of just 2.5 seconds and a top speed surpassing 300 km/h.
The sub-1000 kg figure is down to the extensive use of carbon fibre throughout the car’s construction, including the forged composite monocoque. Even parts such as suspension components and control arms have made use of carbon fibre, resulting in items 30 percent lighter than their comparable aluminium counterparts.
The front and rear sections are created from single pieces of carbon and feature quick-release mechanisms allowing easy access for maintenance. Inside, the fixed seats are integrated within the tub, meaning the pedals and steering are adjusted to suit the owner’s specific measurements. Just 20 units will be built at Lamborghini’s new Pre-Series Centre, where all of its low-volume vehicles and prototypes are constructed. Pricing will be around the €2,000,000 mark.
“The Sesto Elemento is intended for collectors who occasionally also want to drive on a track. It is for a car collector who also wears a race suit,” said the Chief Designer of the Sesto Elemento, Filippo Perini.