Watch the Lamborghini Sesto Elements Illegally Race the LaFerrari on a Qatar Highway

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Last time we checked, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento wasn’t exactly what you call street legal. We can now scrap that idea, at least if we’re talking about Doha, Qatar, where an example of the extreme machine went street racing.
The Sesto Elemento had to find a worthy opponent, so it did, as it battled it out with a Ferrari. A LaFerrari, to be more precise. The clip below shows the two racing from a rolling start, admittedly with a stretch of empty desert highway ahead of them.

We can’t be sure if the drivers introduced the throttle to the floor mat underneath at precisely the same time, but the Sesto Elemento grabbed the lead and held on to it for a while. The laurels eluded this Raging Bull though, as the LaFerrari eventually put its 963 hybrid Prancing Horses to work and left the Lambo trailing in its wake.

Sure, the two are totally different animals. While we’ve already mentioned the LaFerrari’s party trick, the Sesto Elemento is motivated by the Gallardo’s much more “civilian 5.2-liter V10, churning out 570 hp. There’s just one thing here - this beast weighs as little as a ballerina, or at least that is its equivalent in the world of supercars. 2,200 lbs (998 kg), to be more precise.

“Still, how did the Sesto Elemento manage to escape on public roads?” we hear you asking. Word has it both exotics are owned by Nasser Al Thani of the Qatar Royal Family, a man who has probably owned more hyperpowered machines than anything else, so the story is pretty much self-explanatory.

PS: this reminds us of the street race that saw the McLaren P1 fight the Bugatti Veyron during this year's Goldrush Rally.

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