Indian designer Dilip Chhabria, who own DC Design, has built a replica car in the form of the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. Unlike most replica cars which are based on much humbler origins such as the Maruti Esteems and Honda Accords of this world, Mr Chhabria has gone the full monty and has based the Sesto Elemento replica on the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 no less. The Sesto Elemento replica based on the Gallardo has found a home in Kerala.
Originally, Lamborghini built only 20 units of the Sesto Elemento, a sharp looking supercar that was sold out even before it could hit the production line. The Sesto Elemento featured a naturally aspirated, 5.2 liter V10 petrol engine that produced 570 Bhp of peak power and 540 Nm of peak torque. The engine powered all four wheels of the supercar through a 6 speed automatic transmission.
The Sesto Elemento’s weighed a super light 999 kilograms due to the extensive use of carbon fiber in its construction. In fact, the Sesto Elemento was a demonstration of kind, on Lamborghini’s supercar building prowess with carbon fiber. Its ultra light weight meant that the Sesto Elemento hurtled to 100 Kph from standstill in just 2.5 seconds, powering its way to a top speed in excess of 200 Kph.
Coming to the Sesto Elemento replica fashioned around the Gallardo, Dilip Chhabria’s DC Design has also used carbon fiber extensively to build the body of the replica car. The replica car looks very similar to the Sesto Elemento, with changes subtle to discern. For instance, the replica supercar features a shorter wheelbase and comes with twin exhausts whose design is dissimilar to that on the original Sesto Elemento, which has its exhausts exiting near the tail spoiler. The replica Sesto Elemento supercar uses the Gallardo’s 5.2 liter V10 petrol motor (560 Bh-540 Nm) and an all wheel drive layout.
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