The Lamborghini Sian Hybrid Supercar Is the Fastest and Most Powerful Raging Bull Ever
Lambo’s first hybrid combines a V12 engine with a 48-volt electric motor.
Like Ferrari did with the SF90 Stradale, Lamborghini has employed a hybrid powertrain to create the fastest Raging Bull to date: the Sian.
The hybrid hypercar is essentially an ultra-modified version of the outgoing flagship Aventador, as Car and Driver notes. Lambo’s venerable 6.5-liter V12 is tuned to crank 785 horses, which makes it Sant’Agata Bolognese’s most powerful engine.
An extra 34 hp comes from a low-voltage, low-weight battery and motor incorporated directly into the seven-speed manual gearbox, pushing maximum output to a grand total of 819 hp.
All of this electrification translates on the track to a top speed of 217-plus mph and a zero-to-62 mph time that’s reportedly under 2.8 seconds—a couple tenths of a second quicker than the Aventador SVJ.
Slight as that improvement may seem, what’s arguably more impressive is that from 43 mph to 75 mph, the Italian marque claims that the Sian is 1.2 seconds faster than the Aventador SVJ.
Aesthetically, the Sian boasts a modern aerodynamic design inspired by the classic Countach’s silhouette. Its sculpted contours, “Periscopio” roof tunnel, six hexagonal taillights, and stylized front hood are all nods to the iconic 1970s/1980s-era Lambo, while the carbon fiber front splitter is borrowed from the Terzo Millennio concept.
Aero wings, Y-shaped air inlets on the doors and a glass engine cover complete the Sian’s menacingly angular look.
Lamborghini didn’t provide many specs on the interior. Looking at the provided art, there’s vertical touchscreen that’s reminiscent of the display found in the Huracan Evo and leather swathed in a “Terra di Sant’Agata Bolognese” two-tone color scheme. For the first time ever, Lamborghini used 3D-printed components in the cockpit.
A price wasn’t announced, either. Not that it really matters at this point—all 63 examples have already been spoken for. Fortunately, you’ll still be able to see Lamborghini Sian at its official unveiling during September’s Frankfurt Motor Show.