We've all been anxiously awaiting for Italian dreamboat builders Lamborghini to confirm production of a key new third model line, expanding the brand with either a sedan or SUV range. And while Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann just confirmed a new model at an event before the Frankfurt Motor Show press days began today, it isn't either of those vehicles. Instead, it's a production version of the Sesto Elemento concept from the 2010 Paris Motor Show, a lightweight, track-only, ultra-extreme carbon-fiber coupe with knife-edged styling.

According to the CEO, the Sesto Elemento will be a hyper-limited production model in the mold of the Reventón, with just 20 examples planned (though we wouldn't be surprised to see a convertible version announced later on). No word yet on pricing just, but mere money probably shouldn't stop potential buyers from banging on the doors in Sant'Agata Bolognese demanding a copy of their very own.
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STEPHAN WINKELMANN ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION OF THE SESTO ELEMENTO

On the occasion of the worldwide preview of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, announced that the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento will go into production.

A technological demonstrator, presented a year ago at the Paris Motor Show, the Sesto Elemento represents the future of super sports cars in line with the Lamborghini Manifesto: according to this, development focuses on handling and acceleration, with lightweight design an increasing priority – now and even more so in years to come.

Not since the revolutionary carbon fiber prototype, the Lamborghini Countach Evoluzione in 1986, has a super sports car brand produced a car weighing less than 1000 kg.

With the Sesto Elemento, Lamborghini's Research & Development engineers have fine-tuned a cutting-edge package. Beginning with its pure, radical design, Sesto Elemento is the perfect blend between an extremely light weight 999 kg body; a drive train taken directly from motorsport; a power output of 570 hp; a highly responsive V10 engine and superior handling stability guaranteed by Lamborghini's four wheel drive system. An exceptional power-to-weight ratio of just 1.75 kg per hp guarantees unrivalled performance levels; the Sesto Elemento goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds. These values are possible due to the use of a carbon fiber monocoque made of Forged Composite and extensive use of carbon fiber throughout the car, illustrating Lamborghini's international leadership in composite materials technologies.

Stephan Winkelmann 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."


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      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      can't wait to see clarkson in that
      L1011
      • 3 Years Ago
      The car gets a "meh" rating, the model gets a "hot damn!" rating
      tylermars.design
      • 3 Years Ago
      hopeully production won't look like that
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lambo for doucheinheimers.
        Evan McMiller
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Johnny Trailerpark
        umm....what? Care to elaborate? Don't let your jealousy get out so easily it's no fun.
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        mkM3
        • 3 Years Ago
        The part about your mom is particularly ironic, since actually I bought a night with her for $78.24. I would be an idiot to ever pay full prices in Vegas.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 3 Years Ago
      Normally the models distract but I am getting minor whiplash on this one. Girl, car, girl, car!
      Rob
      • 3 Years Ago
      The front end of this car looks ridiculous. Too bad this drivetrain can not be wrapped in a clean sleek body.
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        You are ugly and primitive...
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      Andy Drake
      • 3 Years Ago
      What an amazing marriage of raw power and technology.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      So uncensored and unadulterated, I love it. A proper Lamborghini.
      Markfo1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love it! So sick. Agree, best car ever. I found a few more pictures of it here: http://www.boldride.com/ride/2010/lamborghini-sesto-elemento-concept
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