Lamborghini has finally confirmed that the Sesto Elemento, its hypercar that's almost made entirely out of carbon fiber, will finally go into production.
Nearly a year after the car debuted at the Paris Motor Show, no less than Lamborghini president and chief executive Stephan Winkelmann announced that the Sesto Elemento will finally be produced.
According to Lamborghini, not since the revolutionary carbon fiber prototype, the Lamborghini Countach Evoluzione in 1986, has a super sports car brand produced a car that weighs less than 1,000kg.
With the Sesto Elemento, Lamborghini's research and 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 999kg body; a highly responsive 570hp, V10 powertrain that's taken directly from motorsport; and superior handling stability guaranteed by Lamborghini's four-wheel-drive system. With its exceptional power-to-weight ratio of just 1.75kg/hp guaranteeing unrivalled performance levels, the Sesto Elemento can go from zero to 100kph in just 2.5 seconds.
"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," said Winkelmann. "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."
The only thing that was missing from Lamborghini's announcement was how much the Sesto Elemento will cost? How much do you think it will actually go for? Share your guesstimate in the comment box below.