In the dialect of Bologna, the home of Lamborghini’s factory and HQ, it means “thunderbolt”—a fitting moniker as the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 is the marque’s fastest and most powerful production car ever. We always expected Lamborghini would roar into the world of hybrids when it decided the time was right, and the Sián, which cranks out 819 horsepower thanks to a V12 engine combined with an electric motor, with a top speed greater than 217 mph, is vociferous indeed. Only 63 examples will be built at a price of $3.6 million, and all of them have been spoken for.
With a carbon fiber body inspired by the iconic Lamborghini Countach, which debuted in 1974, the Sián sits above the Aventador in Lambo’s lineup, and it shares its 6.5-liter V12 engine with the supercar. But the 48-volt electric motor is what boosts the output to the record numbers, which include 720 Nm of torque. Key elements are “its speed, its impetuous beauty, the close ties with the Bologna area, and its explosive arrival in the world of super sports cars,” as the legendary Italian marque puts it.
Acceleration from 0-62 mph in under 2.8 seconds is also pretty newsworthy, while titanium intake valves, active aerodynamics and rear wheel steering aren’t to be overlooked either. Its geometric LED headlights and other design cues also owe a debt to Lamborghini’s electric Terzo Millennio concept. The vehicle’s exterior can be spec’d in unpainted carbon fiber, with custom colors, shaded paintwork and bespoke racing liveries available as well. Myriad options also exist for the interiors and trim.
In keeping with its cutting edge tech, the Sián was first previewed through Lamborghini Unica, a smartphone app exclusively dedicated to Lambo owners. “The fastest Lamborghini must be a visual and symphonic feast,” as the company’s head of design, Mitja Borkert, puts it, “as remarkable to those who see it pass by as those privileged to drive it.” Of course we hope to be among the latter.
Next up in this sphere, and given the Sián’s success, we might expect to see a hybrid version of Lamborghini’s super-SUV, the Urus, which accounted for over half of all new Lamborghini sales in 2019. There’s currently a waiting list for one, but if the Sián is any indication, a hybrid Urus could have a much longer one, even at a significant premium over its $207,000-plus sticker price.