Lamborghini Could Build Sesto Elemento as a Track Car

The world of automotive journalism was gasping for air when Lamborghini unveiled the stunning Sesto Elemento Concept. Originally meant as a limited production of between seven to ten units, the high interest for the model should mean the Italian supercar maker might consider making a track-only version of the car.

Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s CEO, told British Autocar magazine the Sixth Element will be reincarnated in this latest form. The car is based on the Superlaggera’s platform but is much lighter thanks to a new production technique, called forged carbon. Thus, total weight is rated at just under a ton (999 kg).

“We are testing the Sesto Elemento at the moment and if it all goes well then we could look at a limited production run,” according to Winkelmann. “But it would not be homologated because there are complications with things like airbags. It would be for track use only.”

The company is not contempt with producing just a show car that will never see the ribbons of asphalt draped over a racetrack: “We do not want to ever produce and show cars just for a museum.”

Lamborghini promised it was previewing “the future of the company” with its Paris show concept. The model takes its name from the symbol for carbon in the periodic table and has a power-to-weight ratio similar to that of a superbike. The car indicates what the next generation Gallardo will look like, as well as what building methods will be used to make it.
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