Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Shows Brilliance in Madness
Updated October 5, 2015
Italians are good for two things, trying to fornicate with your wife and style. There is no doubt that Italians know how to make products that we will offer our wives for, making them shifty stylish adulterers. With styling cues that make us want to plaster posters up all over our walls, we see that there has been a long lineage of cutting edge designs throughout the life of the bull. The problem with the Italians in the past is that they really didn’t give a shit about the driver as long as the car was fast and looked good. Past Lamborghinis tried to murder their owners through fire or loose handling. For a daily driver you simply were shit out of luck on reliability or you had a hernia simply by trying to use the clutch in city traffic. But all these issues didn’t stop anyone from purchasing these works of art because they were a status symbol that you arrived. We humans are funny creatures as we yearn for social acceptance over safety and practicality with these machines and with the latest edition to the hypercar club being the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, I myself would be in the driver’s seat looking for someone to notice me.
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is named for the sixth element being carbon and we see the car is able to utilize a carbon-polycarbonate-fiber structure that is seen on the new Boeing 787’s when they’re not on fire. Being constructed of the carbon cocktail allows this V-10 AWD to weigh in at 2,202lbs whilst the Aventador weighs in at 3,470lbs. So you have a significant weight reduction over most AWD supercars while still producing 570hp to the beautiful dedicated AWD system therefore launching the vehicle from 0-60 in around 2.5 seconds. Let’s think about that for 2.5 seconds as you would already be going to jail in a school zone if you gave the car full throttle. Problem is that Lamborghini says these creations are for track use only and that the 20 they are producing are already spoken for. So this means that 20 gearheads are rich enough to pay 2.2 million dollars for a fucking track-day car. I myself am totally against class warfare and that is why one of these lucky owners needs to please let me drive one as I will not ridicule you for buying this car and the fact that it would take me years to just pay for a set of tires.
It actually makes me happy to see these cars getting sold as it helps fund future projects for Lamborghini. They have a penchant for making the car of dreams become a reality and their continual progression in the art of the car as well as dynamics makes them one of my favorite companies. They simply are not afraid to adventure into the unknown or uncouth. And for this reason many future generations will have posters and screensavers of Lamborghini products and hope and strive to one day be able to get behind the wheel and experience the passion put forth in automotive engineering and design.
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