At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Lamborghini will showcase the Sián, the first hybrid super sports car from the Raging Bull marque.
As most supercar makers have already been in the hybrid sports car game, Lamborghini joins the bandwagon with the Sian. Taking the most iconic V12 Lamborghini power plant of today, the Sián is engineered around unique hybrid technologies, delivering the extraordinary emotion and exceptional dynamic performance of a naturally aspirated Lamborghini super sports car, while meeting a future demanding electrification. It has a unique new hybrid system focuses on providing the highest power possible via the lightest solution. A 48 volt e-motor, delivering 34 hp, has been incorporated into the gearbox to provide immediate response and improved performance. The e-motor also supports low-speed maneuvers such as reversing and parking with electric power. The energy accumulation technology is a world first.
Rather than a lithium-ion battery the Sián innovates percapacitor application. In a nutshell, the hypercar pumps a total of 819 hp and a top speed over 350 km/h. The hypercar hits 0 – 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds. Thanks to the symmetric behavior of the supercapacitor, which contrary to normal Li-Ion batteries can be charged and discharged with the same power, the Sián’s energy storage system is fully charged every time the vehicle brakes.
Design of a Raging Bull Hybrid Super Sports
The Lamborghini Sián’s design demonstrates its clear intent: a visionary and futuristic design in combination with outstanding aerodynamic solutions. Taking futuristic inspiration from the Countach, the Gandini line is evident in its profile, while the silhouette introduces new features such as the characteristic aero wings, giving the Sián an unmistakable profile.
At the front, the iconic Lamborghini ‘Y’ shape can be seen in the NACA air inlets on the doors, glass elements are included in the engine cover, and the diagonal line features in the front hood, as in the Countach. Its long, honed, sculptured contours go with thelow front with integrated carbon fiber splitter and ‘Y’-shape headlights. The headlights are used for the first time to reflect the signature design of the night lights, originally designed for the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio.
From the rear, the language is extreme and strong with hexagonal design. The rearlights are inspired by hexagonal tail lights. At the same time, the rear wing is integrated within the profile, and extends out only during the driving to enhance the performance.
In addition, the roof, the ‘Periscopio’ tunnel that originally incorporated a rear mirror in the Countach, adds a bold feature that links with the slats of the rear engine cover and important elements contributing to the car’s aerodynamic efficiency. Active cooling vanes on the rear use Lamborghini patented technology. The operation of these vanes is triggered by the reaction of smart-material elements to the temperature generated by the exhaust system, causing them to rotate and providing an elegant and lightweight cooling solution.
The Lamborghini Sian comprises 63 customizable masterpieces; each individually styled by the owner.
Lamborghini Sian Interior
The interior is executed in ‘Terra di Sant’Agata Bolognese’ with leather from Poltrona Frau implementing 3D printed parts for the first time in production.
The Sian will be the highlight at the Frankfurt Motor Show in late September.