Well, that last part may not be entirely true as the brand’s CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, has hinted that the Sesto Elemento may go into limited production as a track only special.
“We are testing the Sesto Elemento at the moment and if it all goes well then we could look at a limited production run,” Winkelmann revealed to Autocar during a recent interview. “But it would not be homologated because there are complications with things like airbags. It would be for track use only.”
Such a possibility does not seem so farfetched considering the concept car is based around the Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera platform. The only major difference is the Sesto Elemento is constructed from a new material called forged carbon, which helps keep its weight down to less than 2,200 pounds. Power output from the LP570-4’s 5.2-liter V-10 unchanged, which means it comes in at 570 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque.
The light body and muscular powertrain combine for a power-to-weight ratio of 3.86 lb/hp, which Lamborghini predicts would slingshot the Sesto to 60 mph in under 2.5 seconds--an acceleration figure roughly equal to that of the Bugatti Veyron, and nearly a half-second quicker than today's Porsche 911 Turbo.
For more details check out our previous Paris post here.