The extremely rare Lamborghini Sesto Elemento has recently reached Hong Kong where the local dealership delivered the prized possession to a (very) wealthy buyer.
The model was first showcased as a concept during the 2010 Paris Motor Show, and the Sesto Elemento became an instant hit so Lamborghini decided to cash in on the fame and started building 20 production models starting 2011. Lamborghini Hong Kong was mum on specifications regarding their particular unit but we know all Sesto Elemento units come packing a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and carbon fiber reinforced plastic bodywork. The lightweighting techniques used by the engineers also include having the supercar pack carbon fiber wheels, a carbon-ceramic braking system, and advanced glass-ceramic matrix composite tailpipes. Alongside with the carbon fiber reinforced plastic drive shaft the model tips the scales at just 2,202 pounds (around 999 kg).
Power comes courtesy of a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine that delivers 562 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. And before saying that today such powers are standard for sports cars not supercars, we may remind you that corroborated with the weight loss the Sesto Elemento sports an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 3.9 lbs per hp. That suffices for the zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint to pass in just 2.5 seconds and then the rocket will go to more than 186 mph (300 km/h).