Road Tests Real world tests of Sesto Elemento vs Veyron


2.7 s

Top speed

Sesto Elemento
217 mph
253 mph

Top Gear track time


Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Reasons to consider the
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

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Really great lap time on the Top Gear track 1:14.0 vs 1:18.30 More than 5% great lap time on the Top Gear track
Fewer cars built 20 vs 300 15x fewer instances built
Much lighter curb weight 2,200 lb vs 4,162 lb More than 45% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
More expensive sticker price $2.20M vs $1.50M More than 45% more expensive harder to own
Faster to 60mph 2.5 s vs 2.7 s More than 5% faster to 60mph
Better power-to-weight ratio 3.86 lb/hp vs 4.22 lb/hp Around 10% better power-to-weight ratio
Side view of Bugatti Veyron

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Bugatti Veyron

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Much more torque 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM vs 398 ft-lb @ 6,500 RPM More than 2.2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 253 mph vs 217 mph 36 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more more powerful engine 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 570 HP @ 8,000 RPM Around 75% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 7,993 cc vs 5,204 cc Around 55% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Sesto Elemento  vs
Brand Lamborghini Bugatti
Price 2,200,000 1,500,000
Type of car Concept car Production car
Year 2010 2005
Number built 20 300

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.86 lb/hp 4.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 570 HP @ 8,000 RPM 987 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 398 ft-lb @ 6,500 RPM 922 ft-lb @ 2,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 5,204 cc 7,993 cc
Cylinders V10 W16
Compression ratio 12.5:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.3 in / 3.7 in 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Sesto Elemento  vs
Top speed 217 mph 253 mph
0-60mph 2.5 s 2.7 s
Top gear time 1:14.0 1:18.30


Drivetrain 4x4 4x4
Max front torque 398 5,500
Shift system Semi-automatic Automatic
Gearing Traditional Continuously-variable
# of gears 6 N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.8 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,200 lb 4,162 lb
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
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