Lamborghini Sian – hybrid V12, 819 hp, 0-100 in 2.8s!

Lamborghini Sian – hybrid V12, 819 hp, 0-100 in 2.8s!

Literally after Lamborghini’s chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani said “hybrid is everything,” the Sant’Agata company went on to reveal the Lamborghini Sián, a limited edition sports car with a 12-cylinder hybrid engine. Just 63 units of the Sián – meaning ‘flash or lightning’ in Bolognese dialect – will be made, all of which have been snapped up, of course.

Now, the automaker has yet to reveal the V12’s displacement (likely the existing 6.5 litre block), but the bigger news is the integration of a 48-volt electric motor into the gearbox. Instead of a lithium-ion battery, the e-motor is juiced by a supercapacitor, a tech that was pioneered originally for the Aventador.

Here, the supercapacitor has been developed to store 10 times the power, and is located in the bulkhead between the cockpit and engine for optimal weight distribution. In total, the whole electric system weighs 34 kg, and the electric motor produces 34 hp. That’s enough to support low-speed driving functions such as reversing and parking in pure electric mode, too.

Lamborghini Sian – hybrid V12, 819 hp, 0-100 in 2.8s!

Primary propulsion comes from the V12 engine with titanium intake valves, making 785 hp at 8,500 rpm. That alone is the highest output ever from a Lamborghini engine, even more than what the Aventador SVJ makes. Combined with the 34 hp from the hybrid system, the Sián delivers a total of 819 hp, boasting a better power-to-weight ratio than the Aventador SVJ.

Key performance figures include a zero to 100 km/h sprint time of less than 2.8 seconds, as well as a top speed of over 350 km/h. This makes it the fastest-accelerating Lamborghini, ever. Also incorporated is an advanced regenerative braking system, which is said to fully charge the supercapacitor every time the vehicle brakes.

The stored energy allows instant power boost on demand, enabling the driver accelerate with increased torque at speeds of up to 130 km/h. After that, the electric motor automatically disconnects, improving elasticity and making it over 10% faster than a car without this system. This is also the reason for the Sián’s rocketing century sprint time.

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Design-wise, the Sián embodies an amalgamation of styling inspiration taken from the Countach (Gandini line on the sides and bonnet design), Aventador (windscreen, A-pillars and roof), and Terzo Millennio (Y-shaped headlights). The front apron features an integrated carbon-fibre splitter, whereas the rear incorporates a hexagonal design that typifies all Lamborghini cars, including six hexagonal LED taillights inspired by the Countach.

There is an integrated rear wing that sits flush with the body, but only extends upwards during driving to provide extra stability via downforce. There is also a ‘Periscopio’ tunnel that channels air towards the slats of the rear engine cover, and back towards the tail.

Other exterior features include patented active cooling vanes on the rear, which works by the reaction of smart-material elements to the temperature generated by the exhaust system, causing them to rotate, thus providing a lightweight cooling solution. Extreme is the word Lamborghini used to describe the Sián’s exterior design and its functions, and we cannot agree more.

Lamborghini Sian – hybrid V12, 819 hp, 0-100 in 2.8s!

This very model pictured here is finished in Verda Gea (green) with Pro Electrum (electric gold) details, and will make its global debut at the upcoming Frankfurt show. The painting process took multiple layers of colours containing golden flakes and crystals, an exquisite theme which trickles into the cabin.

The interior features specially-developed 3D-printed parts for the first time, complete with aniline leather upholstery in ‘Terra di Sant’Agata Bolognese’ colour. The cockpit design is new, with generous use of carbon-fibre, contrast cross-stitching, a fully digital instrument cluster, a vertically-mounted infotainment screen, as well as a plaque indicating its production number.

As goes without saying, all 63 units of the Lamborghini Sián will be individually customised by each owner through Lamborghini Centro Stile in conjunction with Lamborghini Ad Personam. So, what do you guys think of this hybrid Lamborghini?

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Matthew H Tong

An ardent believer that fun cars need not be fast and fast cars may not always be fun. Matt advocates the purity and simplicity of manually swapping cogs while coping in silence of its impending doom. Matt's not hot. Never hot.



  • Gotboryou on Sep 04, 2019 at 10:31 am


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  • Siann the lambo driver ,

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  • StingerKia on Sep 04, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Hmmm… the design… after a few more look really become sian…

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  • You wont get sian looking at this beauty.

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  • kereta_lembu on Sep 04, 2019 at 11:08 am

    I don’t know…maybe the real car will look better in the metal but from the pictures, it does look overstyled like those modified supercars wannabe, especially the rear. Interior is alright but nothing revolutionary.

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  • Adrian on Sep 04, 2019 at 11:14 am

    First, the intestine lambo – Urus
    Now, the boring lambo – Sian.

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  • Yusuf on Sep 04, 2019 at 11:14 am

    No mention of torque figure for both the engine and supercapacitor?

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  • thepolygon on Sep 04, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Design went downhill after Aventador.

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  • vVivi Zurianti on Sep 04, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    For the coming uprated Lambo Sian…..will be called Super-Sian

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  • Mitsuoka orochi’s italian cousin….

    Just kidding

    The car looks fantastic , and with new tech to boot to

    The future is electrified

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  • Mindblown on Sep 09, 2019 at 3:28 am

    That rear looks is almost same like ugly alien . It will be great if there is special edition coming out later called “super saiyan or super sian”

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  • Can survive in our Malaysian roads? Full of pot hole and speed bump and occasionally flooding.

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