Lamborghini’s Outrageous Concepts

June 11th, 2013 by Road Test TV

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Over the past couple of years, Lamborghini has released some crazy looking concepts. However within just the past 2 years, the Italian supercar maker has released some crazy looking concepts and one-off models in order to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Let’s take a look at the last 5 Lamborghini concepts that have generated a great amount of buzz around the auto show circuit.

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento: First up we have the Sesto Elemento. The concept was first seen at the 2010 Paris Motor Show as an ultimate lightweight coupe capable of some outstanding performance figures.

“The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento shows how the future of the super sports car can look – extreme lightweight engineering, combined with extreme performance results in extreme driving fun. We put all of our technological competence into one stunning form to create the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “It is our abilities in carbon-fiber technology that have facilitated such a forward-thinking concept, and we of course also benefit from the undisputed lightweight expertise of Audi AG. Systematic lightweight engineering is crucial for future super sports cars: for the most dynamic performance, as well as for low emissions”

Weighing in at just 2,202 pounds, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is powered by a 5.2 liter V10 engine from the Gallaro and is capable of making 570-hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed semi-automatic transmission with paddle shift and all wheel drive system, the Sesto Elemento runs from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds with a top speed of over 186 mph.

Ever since the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento made its debut, there have been rumors about a limited production version of the car. Lamborghini finally broke and confirmed that it will be producing 20 units of the car with each selling for a whopping $2.2 million.

Lamborghini Aventador J

Lamborghini Aventador J: The Lamborghini Aventador J is a one-off model that made its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The J pronounced Yota is a very special badge to Lamborghini. The brand uses the name when it’s creating a very extreme version of its models. Back in the 1970s, Lambo created the one-off Miura Jota as a powerful prototype for future Miuras.

The Lamborghini Aventador J is powered by the same 6.5 liter V12 unit found in the Aventador LP700-4 making 691-hp. Weight in at just 3,465 lbs, the Aventador J is capable of a top speed more more than 185 mph – which is limited since the Aventador J always has its top down.

So who purchased this one-off model? Lamborghini wouldn’t release any details but rumor has it that Winkelmann decided to make some calls to some of the brand’s best customers to offer up the car and after just one call – the car was sold to a gentleman who sent over the money in literally one minute. Must be nice to have that type of cash.

Lamborghini Urus

Lamborghini Urus: At the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, Lamborghini surprised the world with a new SUV concept called the Urus. One of the less extreme concepts from Lamborghini as of recently, the Urus hints at possible future model for the brand.

“The Urus is a very concrete idea for the future of Lamborghini – as a third model line and as the perfect complement to our super sports cars,” said CEO Stephan Winkelmanni. “SUVs stand for freedom and emotion. SUVs make up one of the most successful market segments worldwide. The Urus is the most extreme interpretation of the SUV idea; it is the Lamborghini of the SUVs.”

Technical details were kept to minimum with Lamborghini saying that the Urus is capable of making more than 600-hp with (obviously) all-wheel-drive.

When can you expect to see the Lamborghini Urus out on the road? Lamborghini has made no confirmation when the production version will be made available but rumors suggest it will be some time around the end of 2015. Lamborghini said that if produced it would focus primarily on the USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, the Middle East and China. The annual production volume would come in around 3,000 vehicles.

Lamborghini Egoista Concept

Lamborghini Egoista Concept: The Egoista Concept, which debuted at a special event during Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary celebration, is probably the most extreme and crazy looking concept from the brand as of recent. We highly doubt that there is a place for the Egoista in the real-world as it lives up to its name by offering a seat for just one person.

“This is a car made for one person only, to allow them to have fun and express their personality to the maximum. It is designed purely for hyper-sophisticated people who want only the most extreme and special things in the world. It represents hedonism taken to the extreme, it is a car without compromises, in a word: egoista (selfish),” said Walter De Silva – head of Volkswagen’s Design Group.

The Lamborghini Egoista Concept is powered by a 5.0 liter V10 engine making 600-hp and weighs quite light due to the extensive use of carbon fiber.

So what exactly is the Egoista? It’s just a way for Lamborghini to show off and let us know that the brand can still make little childhood dream cars that are out of reach and from Never Never Land. The Egoista contains, in Walter De Silva’s opinion, all the product criteria which are part of Lamborghini’s make-up. “It’s as if Ferruccio Lamborghini were saying: I’m going to put the engine in the back, I don’t want a passenger. I want it for myself, and I want it as I imagine it to be. It is a fanatical vehicle, Egoista fits it well.”

Lamborghini Veneno

Lamborghini Veneno: The Lamborghini Veneno is yet another aggressive and outrageous looking concept – wait – scratch that. The Veneno is actually a production car of which only four units will be produced – three of which will be built and sold to Lamborghini customers willing to pay an eye-watering $3.8 million each. The car was built to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary and give three of Lambo’s biggest fans the chance of owning a piece of brand-related history.

Power for the Lamborghini Veneno comes from a 6.5 liter 12-cylinder engine making 750-hp. Weighing in at just 3,190 pounds, the Veneno runs from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 221 mph. The engine is mated to a extremely fast-shifting 7-speed ISR transmission with 5 driving modes and permanent all-wheel drive.

Wait we said Lamborghini will build 4 units but will only sell 3 – what happens to the fourth production unit. The fourth unit will be kept with Lamborghini at a top-secret location somewhere where its engineers can marvel at their creations.

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