Lamborghini Confirms Sesto Elemento for Production
There has been a lot of talk lately about Lamborghini adding a third model to its thin product portfolio, and at an event at the Frankfurt auto show, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann confirmed that another product is forthcoming from the company—but not in the sense that the rumors concern. When Winkelmann took the stage in Germany to introduce the special-edition Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale, he proudly announced that Lamborghini would in fact be producing the Sesto Elemento. He then promptly left the stage, leaving us with lots of questions. How faithful will the production version remain to the concept? Will it employ carbon fiber to the extent of the concept—which weighed 1100 pounds less than a Gallardo Superleggera? Will it get a dashboard? (We hope not.)
Winkelmann did provide one important tidbit: like the Murciélago-based Reventón, the Sesto Elemento will be an ultra-limited-production car—only 20 will be built. Figure on pricing similar to that of the $1.4 million Reventón. And note that the question of what Lamborghini’s third “regular” product will be is still open.
By Jared Gall