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The Lamborghini Elemento – An Engineering Marvel

asA pure masterpiece in design and a supercar that has been taking it to the extreme. “Sesto Elemento” means “the six element” and refers to the atomic number if carbon, due to the significant amount of carbon in the production of this vehicle.

When it comes to the design the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is truly one of its kind. The all wheel drive, 6-speed semi automatic paddle shift is paired with a 5.2 litre V10 engine generating 570 horsepower @ 8000 rpm and about 400 ft/lbs of torque @ 6500 rpm. What makes this car truly unique is the chassis, body, driveshaft and suspension components are all made of carbon fiber reducing the overall weight to a mere 999 kilograms (2,202 lbs), a comparable weight to subcompact cars. This gives the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento a very strong power to weight ratio. Lamborghini claims that the Lamborghini Elemento has an acceleration time of 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) in just 2.5 seconds.

As for the interior, Lamborghini kept it simple with this one. It has only the basic comforts such as air-car stereo and air-conditioning. There are no actual seats in the Lamborghini Elemento. The shape of the interior runs with the body of the car, with pads set in the carbon fiber tub. This not only reduces weight (which was the main objective with this car) but also give the driver and real sense of the road, feeling everything the car feels.

Lamborghini teamed up with the Boeing company to perfect the design of the Lamborghini Elemento. Almost every single panel on the exterior was made from carbon fiber. The wheels are completely made of carbon fiber and the exhaust system is made of Pyrosic (a headproof glass material). And as if that wasn’t enough, there is a racing-type quick-refueling system. The rear end is open, giving a clear view of the transmission and Pyrosic exhaust system.

Performance

This sensational car, with its 5.2 L V10 engine allows 5,204cm3 of displacement, with 80.5 kW per liter. The air is released through 10 different holes in the engine cover, and cool air is funneled by two intakes into the mid mounted engine compartment.