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(From Inside Line) May 11, 2011
Just the Facts:
•Lamborghini plans to build up to 20 copies of its ultra-lightweight Sesto Elemento for the track only, at an asking price of $2.9 million.
•The production version of the 2010 Paris Auto Show concept car will maintain its sub-2,200-pound weight, which should enable it to out-accelerate a Bugatti Veyron.
•The Sesto Elemento will be powered by a race-ready version of the Gallardo’s 5.2-liter V10.
SANT’AGATA BOLOGNESE, Italy — Lamborghini plans to build up to 20 copies of its ultra-lightweight Sesto Elemento for the track only, at an asking price of $2.9 million.
According to Britain’s Autocar magazine, the production version of the 2010 Paris Auto Show car is “in the advanced stages” of development.
The Sesto Elemento will accelerate from zero to 60 in less than 2.5 seconds — enough to outgun a Bugatti Veyron, thanks to its race-ready version of the Gallardo’s 5.2-liter V10 engine and its extremely low weight.
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann insists the production track-day car, like the original concept, will weigh less than 1,000 kg — under 2,200 pounds — thanks to its advanced carbon-fiber construction and bare-bones cockpit, which “preclude the possibility of a road-going version,” according to Autocar.
In comparison, the ultra-lightweight Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera weighs just over 2,950 pounds.
Inside Line says: The name Sesto Elemento — Italian for “sixth element” — is an allusion to the car’s extensive use of carbon, number six in the periodic table of elements. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent