So what’s the next move for Lamborghini after they retire the Murcielago? They will create a new element.
Introducing the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, a car designed to be less that 1000 kg with 562 horsepower under the hood.
How can the Lamborghini team accomplish such a feat? Here’s an excerpt from Car Magazine describing the lightweight technology:
The basis of the Sesto Elemento is a carbonfibre monocoque, with CFRP crash structures and body panels – the latter are visible through a clear-coat paint with nano technology-added red crystals providing a shimmer effect. The suspension components, the wheels and brakes are also made from carbon, the propshaft is CFRP, and the tailpipes are constructed from Pyrosic, a glass and ceramic composite that can withstand 900-deg. The rear subframe and rear axle suspension points are aluminium.
One piece of advice: park the car where you can see it at all times. All someone will need to steal your car will be 5 bodybuilders, some gloves and a flatbed.
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