After many months of teasing, Lamborghini has finally unveiled their first ever hybrid supercar, the Lamborghini Sián, and it is an absolute jaw-dropper.
The name Sián, from the Bolognese dialect meaning ‘flash or lightning‘, perfectly embodies the idea behind the hypercar, which is a super-fast electrified vehicle, a first for Lamborghini.
Without further ado, here are the numbers: 0 to 100km/h in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of over 350km/h, the Lamborghini Sián is powered by a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12, which is the same engine used in the Aventador SVJ. What is different from the SVJ though, is the added 45-volt e-motor, making a combined output of 819 hp!
Rather than a regular lithium-ion battery, Lamborghini is pushing the boundaries by utilising the supercapacitor technology, providing three times more power than a battery of the same weight. The entire hybrid system only weighs 34kg, and is a world’s first application of the supercapacitor technology in hybrid vehicles.
According to Lamborghini, the Sián charges itself completely “every time the vehicle brakes” through regenerative braking. The symmetrical behavior of the supercapacitor means that charging can be done at the same power as discharging.
Connected through the gearbox, the e-motor delivers instantaneous torque while accelerating and also helps out with low speed maneuvers such as reversing and parking. The e-motor automatically disconnects above 130 km/h.
Although the century run times are basically the same as the SVJ, the Lamborghini Sián pulls ahead in the 30 km/h to 60 km/h and 0 km/h to 120 km/h acceleration benchmarks, clocking in 0.2 and 1.2 seconds faster than the SVJ respectively.
The styling on the Sián is unmistakably Lamborghini. The brand DNA is evident throughout the entire design, and we see the Countach especially in the rear third section of the supercar. The iconic “Y” and hexagonal shapes of previous Lamborghinis are found throughout the car, from the front daytime running lights, air inlets to the rear combination lamps.
Automobili Lamborghini’s Head of Design, Mitja Borkert says “The fastest Lamborghini must be a visual and symphonic feast, as remarkable to those who see it pass by as those privileged to drive it,” and privilege is the word here.
As emblazoned on the rear winglets, Lamborghini will only be producing a limited run of 63 units, referencing the founding year of Automobili Lamborghini, and they are all unfortunately sold out. I guess we will just have to wait for the next one.
Lamborghini Sián image gallery