I didn’t used to like cars. Learning to drive them, caring what they are, their models or whatever, none of that. I still don’t know how the steering wheel transfers power to the driveshaft from the alternator, but after Project Gotham Racing 2 came out, I kept an eye open for beautiful cars thereafter, particularly exotic supercars those Europeans like building. The latest on my list is Lamborghini’s Sesto Elemento, unveiled in 2010, but finally hitting production this year. Ain’t she a beaut’?
With most of the vehicle being fabricated out of carbon fiber, Lamborghini wants the Sesto Elemento (Sixth Element) to be as light as possible, weighing in at 2,200 pounds before meaty humans enter the fray. It can do 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds and is designed to be Lamborghini’s best power-to-weight model yet. I was a huge fan of the F-117-esque angles of their earlier, limited-run Reventón and seeing them carried to an extreme on the Sesto Elemento is some strange kind of love. You don’t need to know the price tag because only twenty will be made and they’ve all been sold. You’ll also never mind seeing one of these on your commute because they won’t be street legal anywhere. Lamborghini has made this machine to be a best-in-breed device designed specifically for the flat surface of a track, so modding it to spec for the various regulatory bodies worldwide isn’t in the cards.
Still, it’s so, so pretty.