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
"We're able to pull off shapes and finishes we never could if we were using aluminium or steel," says Fitzgerald, "and I don't have to go back and change the radiuses which the production guys have told me just aren't going to work. Using carbon fibre takes us into a totally new ballpark for design. The most important thing is to understand how to use it in the best way."
I tell him that the Sesto Elemento reminds me of the original LP400 Countach, probably the definitive insane Italian supercar and certainly a car with a serious curve allergy.
"That's not a bad comparison, and the DNA is definitely there. Why is the new car not curvy? Because curves and round forms have a femininity to them, and one thing Lamborghini isn't is feminine. Masculinity is a brand value and it has to be seen in the cars."