For over thirty years, Lamborghini has been developing carbon fiber technology and applying it to the automotive field, through an international research effort that also includes the Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL) in Seattle.
An example of Lamborghini’s use of special materials is the Sesto Elemento
With an extremely lightweight construction thanks to advanced carbon-fiber technology, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento offers world-class performance, with 0 to 100 km/h acceleration of only 2.5 seconds. This car is a masterpiece of extreme lightweight engineering and demonstrates the outstanding expertise of Automobili Lamborghini in carbon-fiber technology and as well as choice of materials. The name Sesto Elemento itself draws on the periodic table of the elements, in which carbon occupies the sixth place. At the basis of the vehicle there is a Forged Composite® monocoque, an extremely solid, rigid, safe, and lightweight structure. The monocoque, front end, external bodywork, shock absorbers, main components of the suspension, wheels, and transmission shaft are made of carbon fiber, as it is able to guarantee a high-performance super sports car like the Sesto Elemento perfect accelerating capabilities, excellent handling, and reduced braking distances.