[Updated Gallery] After many teaser shots and leaked images, Lamborghini finally took the wraps off its new Sesto Elemento conceptual supercar during the Volkswagen Group's pre-show event in Paris. We'll have more photos of the car from Lamborghini's Paris Show stand tomorrow, but for now, hit the jump to check out the first batch of real-life pictures from the unveiling.
As a reminder, the Sesto Elemento is a Gallardo-sized concept boasting an extremely lightweight construction thanks to advanced carbon-fiber technology. It tips the scales at just 999 kg (2,202 lb) and is powered by the same 570-horsepower V10 engine found in the Gallardo Superleggera.
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini said: "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 Sesto Elemento.
"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. We will apply this technological advantage right across our model range. Every future Lamborghini will be touched by the spirit of the Sesto Elemento."
Ferrari may have sold all 80 examples of its awkwardly named SA Aperta before the roadster's world premiere at the Paris International Motor Show on September 30, but that hasn't deterred the company from launching an online configurator for the rest of the world to see.
Unfortunately, the configurator is preset, meaning you're only allowed to check out the five available configurations and can't fool around with paint schemes or interior decors, so unless you're a photoshop wizard, there goes your dream of creating a lime-green colored SA Aperta with pink seats.
If you don't fancy Ferrari's site, here are the five available color configurations of the SA Aperta:
Rims: Chrome shadow Brake calipers: Rosso Corsa Interior leather color: Sabbia colour with black straight stretch; ecrù stitching Passenger zone dashboard: black wrinckled Other features: F1 dashboard, radio doors/panels, collar badge in varnished black
Rims: Chrome shadow Brake calipers: Argento Alluminio Interior leather color: black with straight stretch, blue central part of the seat, central part of the panel and white stitching Passenger zone dashboard: external Blu Elettrico Other features: F1 dashboard, radio doors/panels, collar badge in carbon fibre
Rims: Chrome shadow Brake calipers: Nero Interior leather color: black with yellow straight stretch and white stitching Passenger zone dashboard: carbon fibre Other features: F1 dashboard, radio doors/panels, collar badge in carbon fibre
Rims: Chrome shadow Brake calipers: Black Interior leather color: black with red straight stretch and white stitching Passenger zone dashboard: Argento Nürburgring Opaco Other features: F1 dashboard, radio doors/panels, collar badge in varnished black
Rims: Chrome shadow Brake calipers: Argento Alluminio Interior leather color: black with straight stretch, central part of the seat and central part of the panel in orange leather Passenger zone dashboard: Black wrinckled Other features: F1 dashboard, radio doors/panels, collar badge in carbon fibre
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