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When Lamborghini unveiled the Sesto Elemento concept car at the Paris Motor Show last year, few thought it would ever get past the show stand. Sure, elements of its lightweight construction would trickle down to future production models, but as for producing the Sesto as is seemed rather outside of the realm of possibility. But then the rumors began circulating.

In the wake of the show car's debut, we began receiving reports that Lamborghini was, indeed, preparing to put it into production, albeit severely limited. Then follow-up reports suggested that the car could be strictly limited to closed circuits in order to avoid costly homologation procedures.

Now those rumors are rounding the mill again, as Sant'Agata reportedly prepares to bring the Sesto Elemento to market. If and when it does, Lamborghini will count on the concept's advanced composite construction to stick to the 995-kilogram (2,200-pound) curb weight. Coupled with the Gallardo's 5.2-liter V10 engine – possibly tuned for extra power – the production model is expected to hit 62 from a standstill in just 2.5 seconds, making it quicker even than the new Aventador which hits highway speeds in just 2.9.

Somewhere along the way, the Reventón-matching million-Euro price tag that we thought was astronomical already will reportedly double to €2 million, or around $2.8 million USD based on current exchange rates. That's an enormous chunk of change, especially for a car you can't even take out onto the street. But considering the multi-millionaires who drop bigger figures on decommissioned F1 cars just for track days, the Raging Bull marque could very well have little trouble offloading the 20 examples pegged for production.


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      Herp-a-Derp
      • 3 Years Ago
      Only 20 will go into production. Then 100 more in a special edition with carbon fiber bits....then 52 more because it has a 5.2L engine...then a limited run of 2200 to honor its 2200 lb curb weight. Then they'll make 500 light weight examples followed by 300 extra light weight and another 400 super extra light weight then they'll end production of it by creating 50 final editions followed by 500 "for serious, this is the final edition" editions.....
      foxj30
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll wait for the superlegerra version ;-)
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is probably the most exciting car ever made. 2200 lbs and a 560hp V10? Pinch me I'm dreaming.
        sparrk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @KaiserWilhelm
        Caparo T1 470Kg/1000lbs , 575hp V8 , 710hp when running on methanol fuel.
          QAZZY
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sparrk
          The Caparo is absolutely track-oriented with an open top and an either turbo or high-compression V8. This showcases extreme carbon fiber epicness.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Ferris Macau
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry this car is not attractive, if anything it's trying too hard to be different, too many lines. Stealth design is over.
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Insanely crazy power to weight ratio, and with a V10. Going to be a hard car to bet on the track, even at that price.
      _I_I_II_I_I_
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am now officially confused about the heirarchy of Lambo. Aventador, Sesto Elemento, Reventon... is it like this? Sesto Elemento - ltd edition cream of the crop Reventon - ltd edition cream of the crop that is no longer available Aventador - the new Murcielago which goes back to the Countach Gallardo in all its variations ?
        swatARZ
        • 3 Years Ago
        @_I_I_II_I_I_
        The Reventon was more of a design concept where they took a Murcielago, put aside all the engines bored out to 650hp (instead of 640), and then sold them as a piece of Lamborghini Design history. The Sesto Elemento is similar in that it's showing "where the brand is going" (power-weight ratio), but it is much more than just a new body-kit on an old Gallardo. The Sesto is honestly one of the most intense pieces of automotive design that has ever been created...Just look at that back end! -stunned-. The Aventador is a whole new model altogether, replacing the Murcielago, which replaced the Diablo, which replaced the Countach. Hope this helps!
        thecomedian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @_I_I_II_I_I_
        Yes.