Report: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento to hit 219 mph, not street-legal and to cost a cool $2.5 million
Ever since Stephan Winkelmann confirmed that the stunning Sesto Elemento was in fact heading to production in very limited numbers, very little news about the car has been released. Until now.
Before we get to the juicy details, let’s just recap what we have already known for months. First and foremost, we can confirm that the Sesto Elemento will be produced in a run of just 20 units, with each set to feature almost identical bodywork to that of the original concept. Additionally, we’ve previously confirmed that the car will feature the same 5.2-liter V10 borrowed from the Gallardo which the concept implemented.
Furthermore, we also know that the car should launch from 0-62 mph in just 2.5 seconds, but apart from those aforementioned details, very little is known about the car. However, thanks to a report at Automobile Magazine additional details about the Sesto have finally come out of the shadows.
Previously, it was speculated that the production variant would be road-legal, but if AM is correct, the Sesto Elemento will be limited to track-use and will hit a top speed of 219 mph, rather than the approximate 186 mph figure which was once expected.
Conjointly, Automobile Magazine reports that the Sesto will be priced at just under $2.5 million, rather than the previous $3.44 million rumored figure, although we cannot confirm the legitimacy of that claim.
Finally, the Sesto Elemento is expected to hit production in 2013, meaning a debut of the production variant is likely to be slated for late this year.
Source: Automobile Magazine