Surely, it is a start to electrification of future Lamborghini supercars? No? Whatever it is, now eco-conscious speed-demon who have a penchant for very expensive, exotic sports car with insane performance can look to the new Lamborghini Sián, the Italian supercar maker’s first hybrid super sports car.
Powered by the marque’s iconic V12 engine, married to “groundbreaking” hybrid technologies, Lamborghini Sián boasts the world-first use of super capacitor in hybrid solutions as well as unique materials-science application. All told, Lamborghini Sián puts out a combine 819 horses, making it the most powerful Lambo ever.
And thanks to the materials-science thingy briefly mentioned earlier, it is also the lowest weight-to-power ratio Lamborghini V12 ever. Performance-wise, Lamborghini Sián claims the century sprint (0-100 km/h; 0-62 mph) in under 2.8 seconds before reaching a top speed of 350+ km/h (217.5 mph).
In case you are wondering, ‘Sián’ is ‘flash’ or ‘lightning’ in Bolognese dialect – an appropriate reference to the first electric application in a Lambo. Though, to be fair, it is not all electric. I only imagine to the struggle to find a name for future all-electric Lambo, if any. What are they going to call it? Sián Tutto?
The official press release was dated September 3 (Bolognese time), but already, all 63 units of this limited series were all spoken for. Well, that was really flew off the showroom floor in a Sián. As a consolation, you’d be able to see it in flesh (or metal?) at the Frankfurt Motor Show, happening between September 12-22, 2019, in, well, Germany, of course. In the meantime, you can learn more about Lamborghini Sián HERE.
All images courtesy of Automobili Lamborghini.