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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Coming This Fall

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On: Sat, May 7, 2011 at 11:01AM | By: Chris Weiss

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Coming This Fall

Lamborghini Aventador owners have a real short window for enjoying ultimate Lambo bragging rights. When Aventador deliveries get started this summer, those lucky owners will officially own the latest, sexiest, most impressive Lamborghini hardware that there is. But rumor holds that a few short months later, Lamborghini will begin selling a production version of the Sesto Elemento, an ultra-rare, ultra-light car based upon last year's Paris concept. The car will retail for over $2 million (possibly $3 million) and no more than 20 will be made. Poor Aventador owners.

We already know that Sesto Elemento production is likely. Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said so himself.

Winkelmann told media last November: "We are testing the Sesto Elemento at the moment and if it all goes well then we could look at a limited production run. But it would not be homologated because there are complications with things like airbags. It would be for track use only."

So it really seems like just a matter of time. And word from German magazine Auto Motor und Sport indicates that the production Sesto will start arriving in select dealerships by the third quarter of this year. Only 10 or 20 models will be produced and each will sell for an expected price of around $3 million.

Not only is the Sesto way more expensive and limited than the Aventador, it's quicker too. The Aventador's 2.9-second 0-to-62 mph looks pretty good. Until you compare it with the Sesto's 2.5-second capability. The Sesto does lose on the top end, with a top speed of less than 200 mph likely.

While the Aventador uses a powerful, all-new engine, the Sesto brings performance with weight savings. The 562-hp 5.2-liter V10 is pretty small when compared to the 690-hp 6.5-liter V12 of the Aventador, but when you put it in a barebones carbon fiber machine weighing just 2,002 lbs., you can get away with a little less size.

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