Lamborghini Siån, a limited-run evolutionary step of Lambo’s V12 lineage. It’s also the fastest and most powerful car to ever come out of Sant’Agata Bolognese. Lambo has gone hybrid. But not as you’d imagine. As everyone else in Car World is starting to embrace smaller capacity engines, turbocharging and fully-electrified drivetrains, Lamborghini is still clinging onto its beloved 12 cylinders like Gollum’s precious. And not just clinging onto them, but juicing them with supercapacitor technology (and sounds cool) to make the fastest and most powerful Lamborghini ever.
The Sián is motivated by a 774-hp V-12 paired with a 48-volt e-motor that throws in another 34 horsepower at speeds up to 81 mph (after which it disconnects). The motor is located within the transmission to give it a direct link to the wheels.
The Sian is the fastest-accelerating Lamborghini ever, with a 0-62 mph sprint time below 2.8 seconds and a top speed of over 217 mph. Compared to the Aventador SVJ, 18-37 mph takes 0.2 seconds less, while traction force is improved by up to 10 percent in third gear. In higher gears and lower speeds, the electric motor increases traction force by up to 20 percent, reducing the 43-74 mph acceleration by 1.2 seconds compared to the Aventador SVJ.
Inside, the Sián boasts leather from high-end Italian furniture designer Poltrana Frau as well as 3D-printed parts. Lamborghini looked to the Countach for the Sián’s design inspiration, and we can see a bit of it, especially in the profile. The so-called Gandini line, the line defining the top of the profile and named for Lamborghini designer Marcello Gandini, is evident. The hood also features diagonal lines, just like the Countach.
But the Sián has a modern design as well. The Y-shaped headlights come from the Terzo Millennio, and the hexogonal taillights are pure modern Lamborghini, though they were also inspired by the Countach.
The Lamborghini Sian represents the first step in Lamborghini’s route to electrification, and expedites our next-generation V12 engine. Its Sian moniker, meaning ‘flash or lightning’ in Bolognese dialect, denotes the first electrification of a Lamborghini production car and confirms our strong connection to the territory in which we operate. With the Sian, Automobili Lamborghini demonstrates its dynastic strength as a legendary super sports car brand for the future.
Production of the Lamborghini Sian will be limited to just 63 units. Each will be individually customized and cost $3.6 million.