Lamborghini Reveals a New 819 HP Supercar Called the Sián

As we predicted last week, Lamborghini has taken the veil off a new V12 hybrid supercar called the Sián.

Limited to just 63 examples, all of which have already been sold, the Sián is powered by the Aventador’s 785 hp V12—albeit with upgraded titanium intakes. The engine is paired to a 34 hp electric motor that is bolted to the gearbox.

Lamborghini hasn’t bothered with a battery, though, to power that electric motor. Instead, the company is using a supercapacitor, which it claims is three times more powerful than a battery of the same weight. It is mounted between the engine and the cabin.

As you might have guessed, based on the vastly different hp figures, the gas engine will still handle the majority high-speed driving. The electric motor will be called into action, though, at low speeds and in reverse, and will help the Sián react better at speeds of up to 80 mph.

As a result, Lamborghini says that the Siàn has a better power to weight ratio than the Aventador SVJ and can get to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds.

The price has not been revealed, though we don’t anticipate the Sián was cheap. Lamborghini has revealed, though, that the name comes from the Bolognese word for lightning. You may have a chance of seeing one on the road in 2020.

shared from fourtitude.com