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MARCH 2014

04/03/2014

IT'S ELEMENTAL...

Lamborghini are well known for making barking mad bonkers supercars and this one is no exception; the Sesto Elemento. It means ‘6th element’, so called because much of this Lamborghini is made from Carbon Fibre and as we all know from our school science days; carbon is the sixth element on the periodic table. To say Lamborghini has used this 6th element extensively is somewhat of an understatement; think of something on a car and you can bet it’s been made from carbon or a carbon plastic composite, even the suspension is made of carbon fibre.

True to its name, the Sesto Elemento demonstrates the worldwide leading expertise of Lamborghini in carbon-fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) technology. The super sports car brand from Sant'Agata Bolognese is the only vehicle manufacturer in the world to have mastered the complete CFRP process across a range of technologies, from 3D design through simulation, validation, production and testing - all in a state-of-the-art industrial process that stands for the very highest quality standards.

So it’s a world first and it’s been done to perfection. The result? Well, superlatives like ‘mind numbing’, ‘insane’ or having the ability to actually bend time don’t really do it justice, but try absorb these figures…….The 6 speed V10 engine generates 570HP and literally catapults it to 62mph (100kph) in 2.5 seconds (that’s faster than my supersports motorbike!) and it doesn’t back down until reaching 217mph. These figures are brutal yet it’s the same engine and drive train that you can find in the Lamborghini Gallardo. The difference? The weight.

The Sesto Elemento is incredibly light and results in a power to weight ratio better than a Bugatti Veyron.

Lamborghini only plan to make 20 of these and each one will cost around $2.5m. I’ll wait for a second hand one before I get mine...

See what it does to the Top Gear test track….and make sure you turn the volume up!

http://youtu.be/GtZ2CFmwF3s

01/03/2014

SCANDIMANIA

Although a long established style, Scandinavian inspired designs have re-emerged in popularity for any discerning designer or homeowner. Essentially the style was developed in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Characterized by clean and bright colours with minimalistic concepts, but combined with textures and accent colours to add warmth to the functionality.
Here at Boxed we are great advocates of Scandi chic, and over the coming weeks we will help you create your very own Scandi style with our tips and useful links...

Right: Our take on Scandinavian style, from our Solo Scandi furniture pack.

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