The brand-new Sian FKP37 is one hell of a special car for Lamborghini. It is the company’s first, and quite possibly only, V12 powered hypercar with a 48V hybrid assist that doesn’t use a battery system, instead relying on supercapacitors. It can provide a massive 600A boost directly through a DC motor attached after the transmission to the rear wheels, giving enormous, on demand torque, and recharges the Lithium-Ion supercapacitor using regenerative braking through the same motor.
The gas part of the engine is a 6.5L mid-mount V12 producing 774 HP, with the hybrid adding another 34 HP for a combined 807 HP. The car is limited to 63 total units, and was renamed from the original Sian (“lightning” in Italian) to the Sian FKP 37 to honor Ferdinand Piech, the recently passed VW Group chairman with his initials and the year he was born, 1937.
This car is a milestone, as it shows the future path that Lamborghini will take with engines and hybrids, as ever stricter emissions regulations have, with the Aventador model line winding down with the Ultimae, killed off the famous Lamborghini V12. The replacement car for the Aventador is speculated to have either a V10 or even a V8, with hybrid assist, thanks to the Sian proving that it can be done in a way that still honors the raging bull on its nose.