Lamborghini prepares to reveal the new Gallardo ‘Nova’ in Paris (w/VIDEO)

Back in 2010, Lamborghini revealed the Sesto Elemento (“Sixth Element”) – a carbon fibre based supercar, powered by the Gallardo’s 562bhp V10, but weighing less than 1,000kg. The car reached ‘very’ limited production (less than 20 cars), which is hardly surprising given its $2.2 million price tag.

Now it’s time for a new concept to show what Lamborghini is capable of. The Sesto Elemento served as a test bed for the carbon fibre construction techniques used in the Aventador, so what will the Nova foretell?

The Gallardo will be 10 years old next year and is getting rather long in the tooth, so perhaps the Nova will show the next generation of compact Lamborghini sports car.

It’s Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary next year, so expect a car that will mark the legacy of Ferruccio Lamborghini, while pointing towards the future of the Sant’Agata marque.