On his way to electromobility Lamborghinis continues to play the performance map. A whopping 602 kW / 819 hp is mobilized by Lamborghini Sián, a hybrid racer limited to 63 pieces, which the Italian sports car brand presented at the IAA (public days: 12 to 22 September).
Lamborghini Supercar as a hommage to Ferdinand Piëch
In honor of the recently deceased VW patriarch Ferdinand Piëch, the vehicle carries the additional abbreviation “FKP 37” – the “K” stands for the middle name Karl, the “37” for the birth year Piëchs. Piëch, who was CEO of Volkswagen AG from 1993 to 2002, played an important role in the acquisition of Automobili Lamborghini by the Volkswagen subsidiary Audi AG in 1998, it said.
The manufacturer puts the Lamborghini Sián in the limelight as “the most powerful Lamborghini of all time”. The wedge-shaped and rugged design was inspired by the Countach, which was produced until 1990. So the occupants board the new racer like scissors doors.
In 2.8 seconds to 100 km
The manufacturer’s first hybrid supercar combines a V12 engine with a 48-volt electric motor delivering 25 kW / 34 hp for its high power output. The latter, thanks to energy from the charged by braking energy capacitor more torque, but can also support the maneuvering when reversing.
The Sián accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 2.8 seconds. The sprinting ability fits the name. This means in the dialect of the Bologna region, where Lamborghini is based, “lightning”. Beyond 130 km / h, the electric motor shuts off and leaves the field to the burner – up to the top speed of over 350 km / h.
Lamborghini Sián is already sold out – but the concept looks to the future
Despite the unit price of around 2.38 million euros, the edition is already sold out. However, the Italians plan to equip all drives of their models with hybrid drives in the future.