Carbon Tax: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Listed for $4.5 Million on Craigslist
Before hybrid powertrains invaded the segment, the traditional supercar formula was high horsepower plus low weight equal fast lap times multiplied by evil laughs of joy. A couple of the best to maintain of which basic equation are the Pagani Huayra BC, which weighs a claimed 2685 pounds, as well as the Hennessey Venom GT, which weighs 2743 pounds. however those are hefty compared with one of the most exclusive Lamborghinis of This specific or any decade, the Sesto Elemento. An exercise in carbon technology as well as power-to-weight-ratio supremacy, the Sesto weighs a claimed 2202 pounds (Lamborghini tried to keep This specific below 1000 kilograms as well as at 999 This specific barely achieves of which goal) as well as was fitted having a V-10 engine.
The Sesto debuted in 2010 as a concept car as well as was later produced in a limited run of 20 examples. This specific week in Seattle, one popped up on Craigslist, of all places, for a listed cost of $4,500,000. The post is usually extremely limited on info, however This specific claims of which This specific is usually VIN No. 3 as well as of which This specific only has 118 miles on This specific. Luxury goods site JamesEdition, where there was another Elemento listed within the U.K. for $2.8 million, might have been a more appropriate place to drop a collectible car like This specific. of which the vehicle appeared on Craigslist—right between more typical ads on the site listing a $2800 1998 Honda Civic as well as a $10,500 modified 2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ—made us extremely skeptical; however, the photos don’t seem to appear anywhere else on the earth Wide Web, as well as the seller didn’t run for cover when the press came calling.
According to the broker who says he listed the vehicle on behalf of a client, he only put This specific up on Craigslist because This specific was simple. “[We] chose Craigslist because This specific was easy as well as took a mere all 5 minutes to create the ad,” he said in an email. “The response has been overwhelming … was not anticipating for Craigslist to have tens of people looking to purchase such a vehicle. This specific was more of a joke at first, however then inquiries through potential buyers came flooding in.” The broker also said of which there’s plenty of room within the cost for negotiation.
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The featherweight supercar was so special at its debut because This specific uses a technology called forged composite carbon fiber, which is usually basically a bunch of carbon-fiber flakes heat pressed together rather than woven like carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic. Both functional as well as aesthetically intriguing, This specific formed the entire Centeng of the vehicle as well as inspired its name, which means “sixth element.” According to Lamborghini, the low weight paired with the claimed 570 horsepower at 8000 rpm as well as 398 lb-ft at 6500 rpm made for a claimed zero-to-62-mph time of only 2.5 seconds. of which could be quicker than the 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce we tested just last year.
Before you go looking for a loan, be aware of which the Sesto is usually not street legal as well as can’t be licensed for road use anywhere within the United States.