LAMBORGHINI has not only unveiled its fastest and most powerful model of all time, but in doing so has revealed its first ever hybrid, with the Sián set to shape the future of the high performance automotive brand.
The new look model takes the iconic V12 Lamborghini power plant and pairs it with the world’s first super-capacitor to create a combination of thermal and electric power capable of producing 602kW of power.
The Italian car maker has chosen to steer away from the lithium-ion battery technology used by its rivals, instead harnessing the super-capacitor technology it first introduced in the Aventador.
What it has delivered is a system capable of storing ten times more power, making it three times more powerful than a battery of the same weight, and three times lighter than a battery producing the same power.
This engineering masterpiece has created the lowest power to weight ratio ever seen in a model carrying the Lamborghini V12, with staggering acceleration of 0-100 km/h in just under 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of more than 350km/h.
A 48 volt e-motor, delivering 34hp, has been incorporated into the gearbox as well to provide immediate response and improved performance. This is the first time any low voltage hybrid has had a direct connection between electric motor and wheels.
The e-motor also supports low speed maneuvers such as reversing and parking with electric power.
And if you’re wondering where the name came from, Sián in Bolognese dialect means flash or lightning, referencing the first electric application in a Lamborghini production car.
Lamborghini describes the Sián as a new super sports car for a new era, but still with the heart and soul of a Lamborghini, pushing the limits to fulfill the highest expectations.
Taking futuristic inspiration from the Countach, the new silhouette introduces features such as the characteristic aero wings, giving the Sián an unmistakable profile. The iconic Lamborghini ‘Y’ shape can be seen in the NACA air inlets on the doors too.
Glass elements are included in the engine cover, and the diagonal line features in the front hood, as in the Countach. Lamborghini will produce the Sián in a limited series of just 63 units, honoring the foundation year of Automobili Lamborghini.
All of the 63 masterpieces will be individually styled by each owner to create exclusive individuality through Lamborghini Centro Stile in conjunction with Lamborghini Ad Personam.