2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Report: Limited Units of Lamborghini Sesto Elemento


Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento supercar comes alive at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show to impress the crowd with its sibling – the Lamborghini Gallardo 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale. The first time Lamborghini Sesto Elemento supercar – “Sesto Elemento” translates in English as “Sixt Element” – was at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. So, what makes the Italian raging bull really proud of this Sesto Elemento? It’s not like all their supercars are special, limited for certain people, and exclusively unique, right?

Well, what makes Lamborghini Sesto Elemento much much more  special than the Aventador is because the Italian raging bull has put everything they have got to create this super lighter supercar. Yes… the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento carries more carbon fiber than other supercars as the overall weight is at 999kg (2,202 lbs). To do a comparison, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera (means “superlight) weighs 1,340 kg (2,954 lbs).

So, where do all the carbon fiber materials go on the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento supercar? It is practically all over the bodywork such as monocoque body, front frame structure, body panels, crumple zones, rims, and even drive shaft. Okay, now we know how the Sesto Elemento be the lighter supercar, but can it be the fastest? It is time to look under the hood, right?

The engine for the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is borrowed from the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera which is 5.2L V10 alongside with the all-wheel drive system. Step inside on the Sesto Elemento, you will find composite tubes for the center console, dashboard, seats, and of course some of them are made from – what else – carbon fiber.

The Italian raging bull has confirmed that only 20 units of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento supercar which offered to customers. Stephan Winkelmann – CEO of Lamborghini stated, “The excellent feedback and the numerous requests we’ve had from our customers have really convinced us to embark on the challenge of producing a vehicle with unique characteristics. We are proud that what a year ago was just a ‘technology demonstrator’ of future super sports cars, even though in working order, will become a small series reality. Only 20 units of the new Sesto Elemento super sports car will be produced, and will be destined only for track use. We’re planning to deliver the first cars at the beginning of 2013.”

Can you guess how much does the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento supercar worth? We tried to confirm about the price tag, but no official statement from the Italian raging bull. But the rumor on the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show buzzes that the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento costs more than €2 million figures!