Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Makes US Debut [Video]
Our jaws first dropped at the sight of this very car two years ago at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Now it’s finally made the trip across the ocean, together with the Urus SUV, to Pebble Beach.
This is supposed to be an ultra-light supercar for track use, and they are only going to build about 20 of them for private buyers. It’s curb weight is supposed to be… don’t laugh… 999 kg (2,200 lbs). There’s a very good reason for that, and the name is a good hint.
The Sesto Elemento's name is a reference to the atomic number of carbon, as this car makes extensive use of the stuff.
Power is supposed to come from a V10 engine borrowed from the most extreme Gallardo, producing 570 horsepower. Combined with the low weight, this results in a 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time of just 2.6 seconds, and a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).
All 20 cars have already been sold, despite being completely illegal to drive on the road.