Lamborghini's Sesto Elemento
Lambo confirm that 20 will be built: take a closer look at the pocket rocket coming our way...
Posted: 15 Sep 2011
The wishbones are carbon fibre. Of the major structural areas, only the rear subframe where the engine is mounted and the suspension points on the rear axle are made of aluminium. The prop shaft is made of CFRP, and does away with a central joint, and the wheel rims are carbon. Nestling behind them are carbon-ceramic brake discs. The exhaust tailpipes are made of something called PyroSic, which is an advanced glass-ceramic composite with high heat resistance. Even the doors have a minimalist structure, and feature just two pieces bonded together to create a single unit. Titanium alloy screw fastenings help pare weight back elsewhere. In other words, the Sesto Elemento isn't so much a car as an entire ideology.