Lamborghini Sian Debuts As Brand's First Electrified Production Car09/03/2019
It’s now also the most powerful Lambo in history.
Yesterday’s leaked photo previewed what is the first-ever production electrified model from Lamborghini. The Lambo Sian now makes an online debut in its full glory, revealing its spectacular design and impressive performance ahead of a public premiere at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show next week. And it’s a sight to behold.
Getting to the point without further ado, the supercar relies on the same 6.5-liter V12 naturally aspirated engine that’s also used by the SVJ. In this application, however, it is accompanied by a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, which adds 34 horsepower (25 kilowatts) for a grand total of 819 hp (602 kW). These numbers turn the new Sian into the most powerful production Lamborghini ever, taking the crown from the 770-hp (566-kW) SVJ.
Gallery: Lamborghini Sian
All that power is routed to the wheels through a seven-speed automatic gearbox with adaptive shift characteristics depending on the driving mode. It is mated to an electronically-controlled all-wheel-drive system with rear mechanical self-locking differential.
While the power is up compared to the SVJ, the 0 to 62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) acceleration time is identical. The sprint takes just 2.8 seconds and the top speed is electronically governed at 217 mph (350 kph) – not even close to the Bugatti Chiron Sport’s recent 304-mph (490-kph) run but definitely not slow by any means. However, the car is slightly faster than the SVJ when it comes to the 19-37 mph (30-60 kph) and 43-74 mph (70-120 kph) acceleration times – by 0.2 and 1.2 seconds, respectively.
In terms of design, it’s probably safe to say the Sian borrows most of its design elements from the Terzo Millennio. While obviously not as dramatic as the concept, the latest model to come from Sant’Agata Bolognese is a head-turner with its aggressive and angular lines, and perfect supercar proportions. Take a look at the back and you’ll notice six hexagonal LED taillights perfectly corresponding with the exhaust tips featuring the same basic shape.
And if you are wondering about that ‘63’ badge on the little carbon fiber shark fins at the back, it indicates the number of examples Lamborghini will build. Just 63 lucky customers will get the chance to buy the Sian at a starting price of $3.6 million, which will allow them to individualize their cars through the company’s factory customization program.
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