The new Lamborghini Sián has several firsts to its credit. It is the fastest Lamborghini ever with a top speed of 217 mph and the ability to go from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds. It is a limited-edition hypercar that is billed as the precursor to the brand’s next generation of supercars. It is also the first hybrid ever that Lamborghini has made.
The Sián is powered by an electric motor that works in tandem with a mid-mounted 785-horsepower V-12 engine. Together, they deliver 819 horsepower, the highest level of power that has ever been available for any Lamborghini. When compared to all the V-12 cars that the Raging Bull has made, the Sián has the highest power-to-weight ratio.
The Sián is also the first Lamborghini model to use supercapacitors. While the 918 from Porsche, the LaFerrari from Ferrari , McLaren P1, and SF90 are all hybrids like the Sián, this car is the first one to use supercapacitors. According to Lamborghini, the Sián’s supercapacitor is three times more powerful than a lithium-ion battery of the same weight.
Sián means ‘flash or lightning’ in the dialect of Italian that is spoken in Bologna. The name stands for the electrification of a Lamborghini production car and also highlights the brand’s strong connection to Bologna, according to the company’s CEO, Stefano Domenicali.
The Sián has a very limited production run with only 63 units being built. Like most models that the company has produced, all 63 cars have already been booked, though the base price is quite high at USD 3.6 million. To make it even more special to own a Sián, it seems that every individual car will be unique. Owners have the option of completely customizing their car’s color scheme as part of Lamborghini’s Ad Personam program. Everybody who can pay for the Sián has presumably already done so but just to satisfy your curiosity, each one cost its owner $3.6 million.
It is quite likely that the next variant of the Aventador will be a hybrid like the Sián and have a similar powertrain.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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