2014 was a good year for the motorsport scene in Malaysia. We saw a chunk load of super rare cars flocking to Sepang. Amongst them was this: Lamborghini’s Sesto Elemento, also named the Sixth Element – in reference to carbon, used extensively across the car’s construction.
While some scoff that the Sesto Elemento is merely just a Gallardo re-skin (and they would generally be correct), you must remember that the Sesto Elemento weighs just 999kg, some 500kgs lighter than the car that it is based upon. Try to imagine your regular pedestrian car loaded with 5 adults weighing 100kg each, and you can imagine how that savings in weight can translate in the Sesto Elemento. How fast? How about 0-100km/h in an eye-watering 2.5secs?
Only 20 Sesto Elementos were ever produced, each one sold in excess of USD $2m. Oh, they’re not road legal btw, so there will be more opportunities seeing this monster in Sepang in the future, I’m sure 😉