Stephan Winkelmann – President and CEO – of Automobili Lamborghini, had plenty of surprises up on his sleeve for this week’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. While presenting the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale to the gathered VIPs and industry press, Winkelmann also announced the production of Lamborghini Sesto Elemento super car.
The Sesto Elemento is Lamborghini’s homage to the sixth element on the periodic table – carbon – and it’s so much better than diamonds. The car is entirely forged in carbon fiber monocoque, something the company has not done since the 1986 Lamborghini Countach Evoluzione concept. The resulting beauty weighs less than 1000 kg (or 2200 lbs). Together with the responsive V10 engine and 570 ponies on tap, the Sesto Elemento is able to reach 60 mph from a standing start in just 2.5 seconds. If you have the money good luck grabbing one, as they are limited to only 20 units with a 2013 date of availability.