Since then, official lines have been quiet but photos of the Sesto Elemento being built at Lamborghini’s pre-production and prototyping center have surfaced. Now, we have our first video of the car hitting a race track, at what appears to be a company-organized test drive event.
The video was uploaded to YouTube by user Vesuvius TOH and was taken at Nevada’s Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch.
The Sesto Elemento in the video is seen wearing different wheels and tires to that fitted to the original concept. It also has a full interior and has no problem being driven at track speeds.
At the end, we see the driver, presumably a potential customer, give his opinion on the car and bid farewell to Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann who was present on the day.
As previously reported, the production Sesto Elemento is identical to the concept except that its stiffness has been increased and the safety of its structure improved. Unlike Lamborghini's Aventador, which still features aluminum subframes in addition to its carbon fiber monocoque, the Sesto Elemento is all carbon fiber. This has allowed engineers to get weight down to a level below 2,200 pounds.
The drivetrain is the same setup found in the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, which means a 5.2-liter V-10 engine spinning all four wheels via a six-speed automated manual transmission. Peak output is pegged at 562 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque; enough for 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds and a top speed in excess of 200 mph.
A price hasn’t been announced, though each of the 20 examples are believed to cost in excess of $2 million.
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