The Sesto Elemento is a limited production, non-road legal supercar by Lamborghini that debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The Sesto Elemento's name means "Sixth Element" in English and is a reference to the atomic number of carbon, the sixth element in the Periodic Table, in recognition of the car's extensive use of carbon fiber. As one of the most exclusive Lamborghini models ever, only 20 units were produced.
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, with a price of US$2.2 - 2.9 million, also became the most expensive Lamborghini car ever made until the introduction of the Lamborghini Veneno in 2013, which costs up to US$4.5 million (US$7.4 million for some Roadster variants).
Faceted like a cut diamond, there’s no mistaking the Sesto Elemento for anything else on the road—even other Lamborghinis. Sesto elemento is Italian for “sixth element;” if you don’t have a periodic table nearby, that’s carbon, a not-so-subtle hint that the body is composed entirely of the woven stuff. Regardless of what it’s made out of, the Sesto Elemento is primal and aggressive, studded with blinding red accents and show-stopping open rear bodywork from which the taillights and transaxle dangle precariously.
Under the six red hexagons serving as outlets for engine heat resides the same 5.2-liter V10 found normally in the Gallardo, but considering that the Sesto Elemento is more than half a ton lighter than the Gallardo, performance is in another dimension entirely. Lamborghini claims the carbon-covered monster will teleport to 60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds, and that seems reasonable, if you can consider such wild acceleration reasonable at all. For truly elemental performance, look no further than this ultimate Lamborghini..
The Sesto Elemento uses an extremely lightweight chassis built from advanced carbon fiber technology, with the drive shaft and suspension also being built entirely from advanced carbon fiber. There are only bare minimal comforts of air conditioning and car stereo; as a result, the Sesto Elemento is among one of the lightest Lamborghinis ever made, with only 2202 lb (999 kg), although the Xbox 360 renditions of the car weigh 2593 lb (1176 kg).
The 5.2L (5,204 cc) V10 is sourced from the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, with a power output of 571 hp (426 kW) and a torque rating of 398 ft·lb (540 N·m), although the Xbox 360 renditions of the car have a power rating of 562 hp (419 kW), identical to the Gallardo Superleggera. Air is released through ten distinctive hexagonal holes in the engine cover, while two intakes bring in cool air into the engine. With its aforementioned weight rating of 2202 lb (999 kg), it has a power-to-weight ratio of 572 hp (427 kW), one of the highest for any Lamborghini, only beaten by the Lamborghini Egoista's 623 hp (465 kW) per tonne.
The Sesto Elemento is capable of accelerating from 0 - 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.5 seconds, 0 - 100 mph (161 km/h) in 5.2 seconds, and a top speed of 210 mph (338 km/h), making it one of the fastest Lamborghinis ever made.
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is a lightweight car intended for track use. Its all-wheel drive drivetrain, in tandem with its very low weight of 2202 lb (999 kg), makes the Sesto Elemento one of the fastest-accelerating cars in the series, capable of 0 - 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.5 seconds and 0 - 100 mph (161 km/h) in 5.2 seconds, all without the threat of wheelspin. The Sesto Elemento also has exceptional handling performance due to its very sharp steering, lightweight chassis, and very efficient brakes, allowing it to take on technical race tracks much more easily than cars with higher power or slightly higher Performance Index numbers, although the Forza Motorsport 7 rendition of the car shows more understeer this time around. The Sesto Elemento has a top speed of 214 mph (344 km/h), which only makes it marginally faster than the Lamborghini Veneno.
Upgrading the Sesto Elemento with engine upgrades allows it to reach extreme top speeds and even faster acceleration, such as 0 - 100 mph (161 km/h) in less than 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 271 mph (436 km/h), all while still having very sharp handling and efficient braking without the need of aero upgrades. If appropriately tuned, it can complete a one-mile drag race in less than 20 seconds.
The Sesto Elemento used in the Xbox 360 games is a prototype model, while the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC renditions of the car are that of a production model.