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Lamborghini’s Sesto Elemento

Daniel Hall
September 11, 2013

Lamborghini’s latest limited-special edition supercar just may be the greatest automobile you will never see. The Sesto Elemento has a production run of only 20 cars — each priced at $2.2 million — and has already sold out. A mix of space-age engineering and Italian design, its name is derived from the atomic number of carbon (the sixth element), in honor of its carbon-fiber body, which was co-developed with Boeing. The 570-bhp, 5.2-liter V-10 engine can propel the 2,200-pound all-wheel-drive chassis from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds, with a top speed racing past 200 mph. Lamborghini says the production version of the Sesto Elemento is intended for “track use” only, which means this is likely the closest you will ever come to one.