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Production of the ultra-exclusive Lamborghini Sesto Elemento supercar has kicked off on a bespoke assembly line inside the Italian manufacturer’s Sant’Agata headquarters.

Just 20 of the 999kg track-only matt carbonfibre stealth machines will be produced at Lamborghini’s new Pre-Series Centre – a purpose-built department created for limited production vehicles that demand more attention to detail and human involvement than the standard Aventador and Gallardo models.

The production version of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento will be almost identical to the prototype that was first unveiled at the 2010 Paris motor show – and made a surprise appearance at last October’s Sydney motor show – with only a few small changes to be made.

In an upcoming edition of an official Audi magazine (first seen by Dutch site Autovisie), Lamborghini research and development chief Maurizio Reggiani said the production models would be stiffer than the prototype and incorporate a structure offering improved overall safety.

The futuristic interior – which features seats that are integrated into the carbonfibre monocoque – will remain intact, with Lamborghini to individually shape each seat with cushions to suit the owner’s driving position.

The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is powered by the same 425kW/540Nm 5.2-litre V10 as the Gallardo LP570-4 Supperleggera, although with 341 fewer kilograms to haul, the Sesto flies from 0-100km/h in just 2.5 seconds and goes on to a top speed in excess of 320km/h.

With an estimated price tag of more than $2 million, production of the Sesto Elemento is a fitting celebration of the raging bull brand’s 50th anniversary in 2013.

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  • Morphian

    Gorgeous car.

    • Zaccy16

      yep truly beautiful! specially in that colour or black!

  • Vdud

    Ho hum. It looks no different to any other Lamborghini. When are they going to make a new car, the styling is so out of date and hardly any different to other versions.
    No different to the Falcon and Commodore, similar looking to previous versions, but faster.

    • Blair Waldorf

       The Aventador is new from the ground up and launched less than two years ago? After the Reventon in 2009 its the first car to use that styling theme? The LP560 – onwards Gallardo model from 2008 also has this styling in an earlier form. It’s hardly aged and still looks very very nice.

    • Devil666

      You craze? It has a carbon fibre skin and weighs 999KGs. So it looks a bit Gallardo-ish – that’s one of the sharpest objects known to automotive design!

    • Tony Abbotts No1 fan

      Some people are just hard to please

      • Yetiman

        Like Tony Abbot.

        • Cars

          You Sir are a jerk. Note the web address says “caradvice” not “Laborlover” or “politics”. Further, if you are going to drag politics in here, the least you could do is spell his name right. Love him or hate him it’s Tony Abbott, but you are too stupid to know that.

    • Force-15

      Oh come on. Can’t you all tell that Vdud’s trolling?

      • Cars

        Every troll needs a home, shame CA has more than it’s fair share.

    • Cars

      So what? If it ain’t broke, why fix it? It has worked for Porsche and to a lesser extent, BMW for years.
      I doubt they will be concerned with opinions like yours anyway. You can’t afford one and wouldn’t buy one. Guess what? No one cares!

  • Roadtard

    Park this next to my One-77, thanks.

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  • Zaccy16

    hmmm what should i buy this that takes 2.5 seconds to 100 or the veyron ss that takes the same time! ill just have both

    • Realist

      Zaccy16 you can’t afford it, so stop talking dribble.

      • Cars

        Nothing wrong with dreaming! Most people here are dreamers in any case!

  • itsme

    I know this is a much better car but if you have not got a spare million and wont to go to 100 in      2. something seconds  You could always buy GTR $170 000

    • Dave S

      but why would you want to buy a supercar that comes from the same showroom, where people will be haggling over Micras and Tiida’s?

    • Cars

      This is a track-only weapon for the uber-rich. Hardly a comparison. It’s a statement, not a daily-supercar-driver.