Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sesto Elemento Lamborghini Concept



Lamborghini is to redefine the future of the super sports car with a unique show. Housed in a building with advances in technology, lightweight carbon fiber, the Lamborghini Sesto element concept has a weight of kg in total only 999 (2202 pounds) - including the V10 power unit, permanent four-wheel drive. This makes the Lamborghini Sesto element a unique demonstration of the technology experience for Automobili Lamborghini. The innovative carbon fiber technology is used here for the first time in an automotive application. As a 100 percent subsidiary of Audi AG, the Italian manufacturer also benefits from the German manufacturer's undisputed expertise when it comes to lightweight construction.

The incredible power of 570 hp, a stunning power to weight is only 1.75 kg per hp and 0-100 km / h (0-62 mph) acceleration in just 2.5 seconds, Lamborghini guarantees pleasure of Sixth Element Driving unrivaled. At the same time, fuel consumption drops again due to an extremely light technology in use around the world.

The name of this technological demonstrator is derived from the periodic table, where carbon is ranked as the sixth element. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento and demonstrates the world-class expertise Lamborghini carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) technology. The super sports car brand of Sant'Agata Bolognese, the vehicle manufacturer in the world who have mastered the entire process CFRP across a range of technologies, 3D design through simulation, validation, production and testing - all in a state-of-the-art industrial process, which represents the highest quality.

The concentration of power and incredible

A charming heart of Sixth Element Concept Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 are familiar with the Superleggera. A sixth element V10 installed "posterior longitudinal" - longitudinally behind the driver. 570 hp to 419 kW of power, all of which are available for 8000 r / min. The attraction is equally impressive - with a peak of 540 Nm of torque and 6500 r / min.

V10 has a 5204 cm3, to produce a specific output 80.5 kW (109.6 hp) per liter of displacement. Highlights of the long-stroke engine is an aluminum crankcase dry sump lubrication and cylinder angle of 90 degrees. Both solutions are an integral part of the lightweight design of the approach, and serve to lower the center of gravity and then tighten the driving characteristics. Ideal for fire-fill mode will compliment the transition from the air intake system and continuously variable chain-driven cam.

New development center for the technology of carbon fiber

Lamborghini has many years of experience with the materials of carbon fiber reinforced. In 1983 came the first prototype of a carbon fiber chassis for the Countach, the first part of the series appearing in 1985. The Lamborghini Murciélago is now largely CFRP - white body contains 93 kg of carbon fiber materials. The panel on the engine cover of the Gallardo Spyder is one of the most important elements of the class of the surface quality of CFRP in the automotive world.

The company now seeks to continually expand the world leading position. The new Advanced Composites Research Center (ACRC) at the company's headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese to develop innovative methods of construction and the production of carbon fiber elements in car design.
Centre for Advanced Research in Sant'Agata Bolognese composite provides cutting-edge research in materials and innovative methods of production of components made of carbon fiber for the production of low volume. Here, over 30 experts to develop components of vehicles of all shapes and sizes. They build prototypes and production tools partners, while developing production technologies optimized. Advanced systems largely developed in-house allows very high level of precision engineers to simulate the manufacturing process and perform crash tests on the complex structures of carbon fiber. Thank you to the extent patented "RTM Lambo" process, Lamborghini, using the minimum pressure and relatively low temperatures to produce carbon fiber components for high quality finish, accuracy and surface water, from small vehicle parts with complex structures. Other benefits include higher processing speeds, reduced costs, and an extremely lightweight.

The Lamborghini advanced composite structures Laboratory (ACSL) at the University of Washington uses experimental testing to determine the mechanical behavior of materials and different technologies, using the approach of the aviation industry. The team of research engineers in Seattle working with highly specific instruments and methods in close collaboration with R & D and headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese ACTA.

Perfect aerodynamic

Lamborghini Sixth Element rear overhang is very short, and in turn determines the optimal aerodynamics. Generously sized apron is an ideal speaker, and still no driver in the middle, which ensures maximum downforce for extreme cornering speed and super high-speed directional stability. Tailpipes Pyrosic upwards through the cover plate of the engine, which includes the ten and two hexagonal holes without a ball behind the roof of the supply of fresh air and a V10 power plant.

Complex structures in a single component

A key technology of carbon fiber is that complex structures can be integrated into a single component. This improves quality and reduces weight. Sesto Lamborghini element, front and rear body shell is made of one piece. Engineers call this "cofango" created by combining the Italian word "Cofano" (Cover) with "muds" (wing). The main components are linked through the use of easily removable fasteners in order to have a quick release component. The "cofango" recalls an icon in the history of the brand in 1966, the legendary Lamborghini Miura was unique as a mid-engined sports car super - and back cover, can also be opened in a room.

Inside - from the bone

The minimalist approach is also applied on the inside, from the seats. Lamborghini has completely with the conventional seat structure. In fact, the whole internal structure is defined and obtained directly from the tub shaped compound, on the one hand, plays a functional role and the other is the optimal seat base cushions formed, hi tech upholstery, which are applied directly to the fiber carbon monocoque. Ergonomics is provided by the right wheel, which can be adjusted in height and depth, and pedals that are electrically adjustable longitudinally. Of course, the Lamborghini Centro Stile designers have also given the interior finish in the classic sense. The dominant feature throughout the functional visual CFRP materials - on the floor and ceiling of the monocoque, and the doors of the cockpit and center console.

The electronic engine control unit installed in full view - a unique hi-tech aesthetic. Triangle cut-out is also clear, as the design feature - where the material can benefit from weight loss.

The control is presented in a highly concentrated form. Tools for information on main engine and speed as well as all the parameters relating to engine operation. Only three piezoelectric buttons grace the center console - one to start the engine, one of the switch to reverse and the other for the lights.