History of the Sesto Elemento
The 2011 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is my favorite Lambo. The car was built as a very limited production track-only car, with only 20 units built. Built almost entirely of Carbon Fibre, it tips the scales at 2202 lbs. Lambo put so much Carbon Fibre it’s even its name. Sesto Elemento is Italian for the “Sixth Element”, which of course on the periodic table of elements, the sixth is carbon. It’s also the 2nd of the Top 30 best cars in FH4
With a super-lightweight chassis, and 5.2L V10 engine from the Gallardo making 568 Horsepower, and a mid-engine all-wheel drive setup the Sesto could do 0-60 in 2.5s, 0-124 in 8s, and had a top speed of 221MPH. The Sesto was Lamborghini’s most expensive car at $2.92 Million USD until the release of the Veneno. It was also the first Autoshow Cars I bought in Forza Horizon 4 that cost in the millions.
Sesto Elemento In-Game Performance
Fully Stock Sesto Elemento is an S2 948 PI car. It weighs 2202LB and is rated at 571HP with AWD just like in real life. This gives it a power to weight ratio of 0.255 HP/LB. In stock trim I managed a top speed of 213MPH, just short of the Manufacturers advertised top speed of 221, but being winter in-game and not running in a straight line could have affected that. In the 1/4 drag, I managed 9.65s at 143MHP. At the Cotswolds Super Sprint, I finished 3rd with a track time of 2:05:95. All pretty good numbers for a 3 million dollar bone stock race car.
Fully Modded Performance
Lamborghini’s Sesto Elemento is one of the cars in the game with not a lot of upgrade options since it comes in full race spec, to begin with, but you can swap in a race V12 which puts it right into a Class X with a 999 PI. The upgrades bring it down to 2,155LBS and bring the horsepower up to 1,191 which gives it a power to weight ratio of 0.553 HP/LB. This gives the car a top speed of 259MPH. It does the 1/4 in 8.40s at 178MPH and finished the Cotswolds Super Sprint in 1st place with a time of 1:47:58.
Sesto Elemento Race Video
This video is the comparisons from above, with a top speed run, drag race, and road race for each setup of the car.
Sesto Elemento Appearances in Media.
The Sesto Elemento has appeared in a few TV shows mostly related to cars such as Top Gear but had a pretty big role in the 2014 Movie Need for Speed. Links take you to the Internet Movie Cars Database.
|in Auto Esporte, Non-fiction TV, 2000-2021|
|in Fifth Gear, Non-fiction TV, 2002-2021|
|in Top Gear, Non-fiction TV, 2002-2015|
|in Jay Leno’s Garage (Web Series), Non-fiction TV, 2006-2021|
|in Need For Speed, Movie, 2014|
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