Lamborghini Sian

Lamborghini revealed its Sian hybrid hypercar. The model leaked not long ago and now it is there for all to see. The car will appear at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year and is based on the Lamborghini Aventador. The special limited-edition model features a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 and a mild hybrid system. All told the powertrain puts out a whopping 808 hp.

As far as hybrid systems go, this one isn’t super advanced. The car utilizes a 48-volt, 34 hp electric motor that is connected to the gearbox and helps with a more immediate response. Lamborghini says the placement of the electric motor and how it’s connected to the wheels is a first in the industry. The electric motor also functions in low-speed maneuvers so reversing and parking lot maneuvers will be performed under electric power alone.

What’s more interesting than the small electric motor is the fact that Lamborghini didn’t use a lithium-ion battery pack. Instead, the company created a supercapacitor. According to Carscoops, this power unit is three times more powerful than a battery of its weight. Combined, the electric motor and supercapacitor weigh just 75 pounds. 

With the newfangled hybrid system and the revamped 6.5-liter V12 engine, the car is able to do a 0-62 mph sprint in just 2.8 seconds. The car’s top speed is over 217 mph. The regenerative braking has the ability to fully recharge the supercapacitor in full, adding to the electric motor’s capability to assist the engine at speeds under 80 mph.

All told, the Lamborghini Sian is an impressive machine and more than just a fancy limited edition with some aesthetic upgrades. The company plans to build only 63 versions of the car. Each of the cars will cost $3.6 million.