The Lamborghini brand as a whole has always been one to break the rules and blaze new trails, but lately, they’ve been ramping things up and finding ways to build their vehicles in areas not thought possible before. They did this with the Lamborghini Urus, creating the world’s first Super Sport Utility Vehicle, and recently they even created a rally car off-road concept. Now? They’ve built the 2020 Lamborghini Sian, a hybrid super sports car unlike any other, built with a supercapacitor for the first time in the world. Let’s check out some of its preliminary specs & features!
“Lamborghini’s strategic heritage in one-off and very limited series cars is not only a commitment to exclusivity but a presentation of future designs and technologies. With this car, we set ourselves the challenge of creating the best hybrid solution for a Lamborghini super sports car to provide us with the first step on our electrification strategy. Lamborghini is inherently a rule breaker, a challenger, always pushing what is possible to find a better solution. With the Sian we are defining our route to innovation and we are setting new rules in new technologies, instead of just following existing solutions. The result is the Lamborghini Sian, which includes the world-first application of a supercapacitor for hybridization and new materials technology.”
– Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer, Automobili Lamborghini
Hybrid Super Sports Car Powertrain
For the Sian, Lamborghini combined their legendary V12 engine with new, groundbreaking hybrid technologies to create a new one-off vehicle that gives a sneak peek at the future of the brand. For the first time in the world, a supercapacitor was utilized as a solution to hybrid power and as a unique materials-science application. This enables the Lamborghini to deliver the same incredible performance specifications enthusiasts have come to expect from one of their vehicles alongside hybrid efficiency.
In other words, the Sian can produce a combined power rating of 819 horsepower, which makes it the most powerful Lambo ever made and gives it the lowest weight-to-power ration of any V12 model the brand has ever built. This enables the vehicle to get from a complete stop up to 62 miles per hour in a blistering 2.8 seconds before continuing onto a top speed of more than 217 miles per hour. Only 63 of this model will be built, but it opens up the possibility of more hybrid vehicles down the road!