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 Sesto Elemento's structure is all about reduction and integration. Its monocoque uses forged composite technology, which Lambo claims is a first in the automotive sector. This process takes materials with short carbon fibres and hot-presses them in a mould. The front subframe and crash-boxes are connected to this single-piece passenger cell, and they're carbon fibre too. The front and rear bodyshell components are also manufactured in a single piece, which the engineers call cofango: a frankly unnecessary contraction of the Italian for bonnet (cofano) and wing (parafango). Quick-release fasteners mean that these can be swiftly removed.