This is the most powerful and fastest Lamborghini ever, and it’s a hybrid…
The new Sián is Lamborghini’s first-ever hybrid vehicle and it’s the brands most powerful and fastest model to date. The Sián name means ‘flash’ or ‘lightning in Bolognese dialect and represents the first step towards an electric future.
The Sián is built on the same platform as the Aventador and while it features a potent 6.5-litre V12 engine that’s been uprated to 577 kW, the gearbox also combines a mild-hybrid system with a 48V, 25 kW electric motor that delivers immediate response while enhancing performance. Low-speed driving such as parking or reversing is done on electric power supplied by the motor. Total system output is pegged at 602 kW and the Sián can reach a top speed of 350 kph.
In an effort to save weight, the Sián uses a supercapacitor instead of the more common lithium-ion battery which was first pioneered in the Aventador. Now though, the supercapacitor can store 10 times the power and is said to be 3 times more powerful than a battery of the same weight. An advanced regenerative braking system allows the system to be fully charged every time the vehicle brakes which means that the driver has access to additional torque at pull off which inevitably improves acceleration.
With a claimed zero to 100 kph sprint time of “less than 2.8 seconds”, the Sián is the fastest-accelerating Lamborghini on the planet.
The Lamborghini Sián will make its official debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show on 10-22 September 2019.