The Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 is a mid-engine hybrid sports car produced by the Italian automotive manufacturer Lamborghini. Unveiled online on 3 September 2019, the Sián is the first hybrid production vehicle produced by the brand.
The name Sián comes from a Bolognese word which means a flash of lightning. The name was selected to highlight the fact that the car is the first production vehicle produced by the company to include a hybrid supercapacitator component. The suffix FKP 37 is related to the initials and birth year of the late Volkswagen Group chairman Ferdinand Karl Piëch.
Sián FKP 37 is the sudden lightning that marks a real historical change. Sián FKP 37, which means lightning bolt in Bolognese dialect, is the name of the first Lamborghini hybrid production car: a masterpiece of technology and innovation with an extraordinary hyper-car design. Produced in just 63 units, the new few-off amplifies the emotions of the most powerful naturally aspirated V12 ever produced by Lamborghini, thanks to the boost of the first electric motor in the world powered by supercapacitors.
Hybrids have grown in popularity since they were first introduced 20 years ago. Now, almost every automaker offers a hybrid option, and most hybrids can double the gas mileage of a standard car. But Lamborghini's foray into electrification, the Sián FKP 37, doesn't save fuel. The Sián is a blend of the Terzo Millennio concept and the iconic Countach. Instead of fuel efficiency, Lamborghini is focusing on performance. And perform it does. It's the fastest Lamborghini ever, with a top speed of over 217 mph, and goes 0 to 62 in just under 2.8 seconds, just two-tenths of a second shy of Tesla's Model S. There's no doubt that Lamborghini saw what electric motors could do and wanted to try something different for itself. The Sián's engineering is ingenious. Instead of a battery pack, Lamborghini opted for a supercapacitor, which is lighter, fire-resistant, more powerful, and fully charges in a fraction of the time of a battery pack. The only downfall is the lack of range, which limits the Sián's fully electric drive mode to parking and reversing. But the supercapacitor is the secret to making it the fastest-accelerating Lamborghini ever, virtually eliminating lag between gear changes, providing instant torque via the electric motors, and fully recharging during the regenerative braking process to repeat its performance around the track. But Lamborghini's chief technology officer says the supercapacitor is not too hot for emissions.
The Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 is a unique creation among Lamborghinis. While it's not as exotic looking as the Lamborghini V12 Vision GT, it distinguishes itself as the first and only hybrid Lambo bull. Just recently, Supercar Blondie was given the privilege of taking a closer look at the new Sian, and featured the extraordinary supercar in her latest YouTube video.
The Sián is the first super sports car that combines a lithium-ion supercapacitor with a 6.5-liter V12 engine and an electric motor. Thus, this hybrid represents a tour de force for the Italian sports car maker; it offers a maximum 807 hp of max output. Interestingly, the hybrid drivetrain of the Sian allows for an immediate power boost while eliminating lag in between gear changes.
At 217 mph, the Sián FKP 37 is easily the fastest Lamborghini to date. It's also the brand's first production hybrid, which uses a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 with a supercapacitor system to keep the mass down while making power discharge times shorter than what lithium-ion batteries can achieve.
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Based on the Aventador, the Lamborghini Sian arrives as the first production hybrid car from the Italian brand. The Sian FKP 37's V12 is shared with the Aventador SVJ, but it adds an electric motor to make it the most powerful production Lamborghini ever. The Sian has a completely new and dramatic design, with hexagonal taillights said to be inspired by the Countach. Only 63 coupes will be produced.
Even Lamborghini is not immune to a rapidly evolving automotive landscape. It's taken some time, but the Lamborghini Sian is the Italian marque's first production hybrid car, and also the company's most powerful road car ever. As a preview of the automaker's future, the Sian nevertheless has one familiar ingredient - a V12 engine. Together with a 48-volt e-motor, the Lamborghini Sian's 808 horsepower output is realized. It can reach 62 mph in under 2.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of more than 217 mph. In profile, the Sian is a typical Lamborghini but the concept-like details will steal attention from even the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, the Prancing Horse's most extreme hybrid. But even that car is far more attainable than this Lamborghini - all 63 Sians earmarked for production have been sold at a price exceeding $3.5 million each. In typical Lambo style, the Sian is excess at its best.
The company's first hybrid, the Lamborghini Sián was already sold out by the time it was revealed. For those that didn't get one of the coveted build slots, this Lego Technic set will have to do. Built from nearly 3,700 pieces, it's packed with details like a working 8-speed gearbox, iconic scissor doors, a V12 engine with working pistons, an authentic cockpit, and an adjustable spoiler. Get a sense of scale and complexity of this beast by taking a look at the LEGO official unboxing video. It arrives in a luxury box along with an exclusive coffee-table-quality book with building instructions, images, and behind-the-scenes interviews. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. 59ce067264