Lamborghini has introduced its first hybrid, the newly crowned most powerful car it has ever produced. The Sian.
The Lamborghini Sian has a combined horsepower rating of 819,34 of which comes from its 48-volt electric motor. That beats the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, which has the same V12 engine without the electric motor.
Lamborghini says this new beast can accelerate to 100km in under 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 350kph.
The car is Lamborghini’s first step towards hybridization and electrification, according to the automaker. The electric motor helps drivers in situations where low speed is required, driving in reverse and parking.
The car’s electric motor is part of the gearbox which is designed to provide a quicker response and better performance for the car. This is not typical for a low voltage car, and Lamborghini says it is the first time it has ever been done.
Automobile Lamborghini Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali said in a prepared statement, “Not only does the Sian deliver a formidable hyper-car design and engineering tour de force today, but it also augments the potential for Lamborghini as a super sports car brand tomorrow and for decades, even as hybridization becomes more desirable and inevitably essential.
63 units of the car will be created in honour of the year that Automobili Lamborghini was founded, 1963. Each car will be individually customized and styled by its owners via the automaker’s design studio and program, Lamborghini Centro Stile and Lamborghini Ad Personam. All examples are already spoken for.