Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept
2010 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept
The 2010 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept was introduced as a technology demonstrator. It was known more for its refinements than its raw power.
It was known for its extremely lightweight construction. Lambo used advanced carbon-fiber technology to create the 2010 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept - the lightest car Lamborghini has ever produced. It had an overall weight of just 2,202 lbs. That makes it comparable in weight to a Honda Fit.
But that’s the only resemblance between the two. After all, the 2010 Lamborghini Concept does have a V10 power unit and permanent all-wheel drive.
The name of the 2010 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept was inspired by the periodic table of elements. In case you’re wondering, carbon is the sixth element on the table, which is what Sesto Elemento translates from. This concept is a showcase for Lamborghini of its dominance in the use of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP).
Lambo takes a different approach with forged composite compared to traditional carbon fiber. The latter is applied in layers while the forged composite is pressed into shape after being placed in a stamp.
The 2010 Lamborghini Concept has an exterior made entirely from forged carbon. Its specially designed wheels, which are reduced weight, have a goal of maximum airflow around them for better aerodynamics and performance. The engine cover features 10 hexagonal openings to release air. Two intakes on either side of the Sesto Elemento Concept project much-needed cooler air into the V10 engine.
The carbon continues throughout the interior. The dashboard, which is oriented to the driver, is made from forged carbon.
The seats inside the 2010 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept are like nothing you have seen before in a Lamborghini. They are more like shaped pads attached to the frame than traditional seats. They lack frames (as does the dashboard itself) for more savings in overall weight.
The 2010 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept excels when it comes to performance. It has an output of 570 horsepower and 400 lb. ft. of torque. Most impressive, though, would be its horsepower-to-weight ratio. It’s a skinny 3.85 lbs. per horsepower – anything below 5 is considered excellent. That contributes to its 0-60 time of 2.5 seconds.