Lamborghini Sesto Elemento: Carbon Fiber And Hot AirS

Lamborghini says the Sesto Elemento will hit 60 MPH in 2.5 seconds and weighs 2,200lbs thanks to a whole bunch of carbon. But it's just a concept based on a Gallardo with not even an ounce of reality, right?

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It's really hard to say anything bad about a car that weighs virtually nothing and makes 570bhp, but still, it leaves us with a sense of being conned. I mean, anyone could commission a carbon monocoque gewgaw then write down a bunch of fictional numbers in a press release. Maybe if it didn't look like a Gallardo wearing tacky tuner body kit we'd be more interested. A Reventon this is not.

I guess the takeaway here is that Lambo is serious about Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic, expect to see it used structurally on future super cars, you know, the ones that actually get sold to the public. Kind of an annoying publicity stunt, but at least the potential for future weight decrease is positive.