Lamborghini Sian hybrid sportscar makes global debut
Lamborghini has unveiled their first ever hybrid car.
Lamborghini Sian hybrid super sports car is the fastest Lamborghini of all time. And its availability is limited to 63 units. Those keen, can view this marvel at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.
In a nutshell, Sian borrows from Lamborgini DNA but is designed for the future. The V12 is engineered around hybrid tech, delivers dynamic performance of a naturally aspirated Lamborghini super sports car, and meets future electrification needs.
Lamborghini Sian has the heart of a new hybrid system that’s powerful, and light. A 48-volt e-motor delivers 34 hp. Integrated into the gearbox facilitates immediate response and improved performance. It’s a first for a low-voltage hybrid with a direct connection between electric motor and wheels. The e-motor helps with reversing and parking with electric power.
Sian’s energy accumulation tech is a first too with focus on supercapacitor application. It’s three times more powerful than a battery of the same weight, and three times lighter than a battery producing the same power. Placed in the bulkhead between cockpit and engine warrants excellent weight distribution. Together, the electric system with the supercapacitor and e-motor weigh 34 kg, delivering weight-to-power ratio of 1.0 kg/hp.
The V12 engine features titanium intake valves and returns 785 hp (577 kW) at 8,500 rpm – the highest ever output from a Lambo. The hybrid offers an additional 34 hp. Combined, Sian delivers a total of 819 hp (602 kW).
Sian’s weight-to-power ratio exceeds that of Aventador SVJ owing to its construction with lightweight materials. Top speed tips 350 km/h. Symmetric supercapacitor behaviour unlike a Li-Ion battery, can be charged and discharged with the same power. Hence, Sian’s energy storage system is fully charged when braking. Stored energy makes for an instantly-available power boost. Sian is the fastest-accelerating Lamborghini ever, going from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.8 seconds.
All 63 units, will not only be the fastest vehicles from Lamborghini, but they will be exclusive owing to personalisation/customisation options. Fuel consumption and emissions data is in the type approval stage, and the car is not available for sale yet. But that wouldn’t stop the limited editions from being booked already.