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First Look: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Putting the sixth element to good use.

by on Sep.30, 2010

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento show car with CEO Stephan Winkelmann and friends.

At an event that some have started calling, “The Paris Electric Vehicle Motor Show,” the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento might seem almost out of place.

Sure, it uses advanced carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and modern design principles to hold its weight down to just 2202 pounds.  But there were no batteries in sight, nor under that carbon fiber skin – just a massive 5.2-liter V-10 making 570 horsepower and 550 newton-meters of torque.

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For the mathematically challenged, that works out to a power-to-weight ratio of 1.75 kg/horsepower, an awesome figure few cars not specifically designed for the track have come close to.