The last we heard about the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, Lamborghini had confirmed its production with only 20 examples of the track-only car planned, but now we're finally starting to get some of the details about this knife-edged car. AutoVisie recently had the chance to talk to Maurizio Reggiani, Director of R&D at Lamborghini, who not only confirmed what will power the new car, he also said that the production version will carryover almost untouched from what we saw in concept form at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

What we now know is that the Sesto Elemento will share the same powertrain as the Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera including the 570-horsepower V10 and the all-wheel-drive system, and it will be built at a new factory dedicated to building prototypes and limited-volume cars like this. Also, the report states a curb weight of 2,200 pounds, a top speed of 320 kilometers per hour (198 miles per hour) and a 0-100 kph (0-62) time of just 2.5 seconds. The only changes made to bring the concept to production were to increase the car's rigidity and its safety. This means the car will still feature all-carbon-fiber construction and unique bucket seats that are actually built into the car's body; driver adjustments coming from the steering wheel and pedals.

The estimated price for the Sesto Elemento is two million euros, or around $2.6 million US, and although the original production date was slated for early 2013, Motor Authority now says that we'll have to wait for another "year or two" to see this car in the wild. Also, it does not appear that this is the mystery car recently teased in a 50th anniversary video released by Lamborghini.


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      Klep
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'll probably get flamed for this, but I really dislike everything behind the front wheels. I agree with Ben Lee below - it looks like they were trying too hard.
      to your email L
      • 1 Year Ago
      Build the Estoque instead.
      Nick Allain
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you were wondering what a Gallardo would be like without all the NTSA required safety junk, it's this. Bravo Lambo - I love this car.
      monk
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is this car really going to be sold anywhere besides Saudi and Dubai?
      Tom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Design has grown on me a lot -- it's ballsy, well-proportioned, and has a lot of originality. A future classic, to be sure.
      montegod7ss
      • 1 Year Ago
      Have mine drop-shipped to Underground Racing please. 1500awhp and 2200lb sounds nice.
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's a work of art, expecting nothing less. But what are those orange dots on the fenders? And could they possibly find a carshow model who looks even more bored than this girl does? She really should step away from the car when these pictures are taken.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sex on heels...oops. I mean, wheels. I love how the body lines create the X across the doors. The front extractors paintes red are AWESOME and the old-school gearbox hanging out the rear bumper is really, really, really cool.
        Drakkon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Drakkon
        They put little dots of red in the clearcoat they sprayed on the carbon. And the pull strap to get out of the car is in English. After so many years of seeing exposed carbon weave, I really like the irregular look of the chopped carbon they used in the interior. Almost like marble.
          k.naz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Drakkon
          The marbling reminds me of Kobe beef to say the least.
      misterbertram
      • 1 Year Ago
      the design is just intoxicating, and not in a good way. i love how lambos have always been the lunatic of the supercars, but this car is just crossing the line. way to loud, its as if they're trying to hard. gimmie that green one behind it and a half hour with the model, by time im done you'll be able to actually see her teeth.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thats sticker-shock, even for a lambo. Id ask for a carbon fibered aventador if it isnt already a fully carbon fiber car.
      Toronto St. Pats
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow terrible name and bad looks from that company that specializes in cool names and awesome looks. What happened?
      Ricardo E Callado
      • 1 Year Ago
      like it, but the headlights are too small
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