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Mild-hybrid ‘Sian’ is the most powerful model Lamborghini ever

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Lamborghini have revealed their first ever electric assisted or say mild-hybrid model called the Sian, and guess what, it is the most powerful Lamborghini model in the brands history. The Lamborghini Sian will make an official debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, and will most definitely arrive in India sometime in 2020. And it is not just the performance, even the looks of the Sian are quite radical, yet very much Lamboghini.

Powering the Lamborghini Sian is still a big 6.5L, V12 gasoline burning engine which we have seen also on the SVJ. However, the brand now adds a 48-volt mild-hybrid system for assistance which belts an additional 34 horsepower which makes the total power output of the Sian stand at 819 HP. With this, they replace the 770 HP SVJ as the most powerful Lamborghini till date. This engine is coupled to a 7-speed automatic gearbox with adaptive shifts matched to the selected drive mode and all the power is delivered to an all-wheel-drive system with rear self-locking mechanical differential.

The Lamborghini Sian will sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 2.8 seconds and the top speed is restricted at 350 kmph. While the 0-100 times might be identical to the SVJ, the in-gear acceleration is better thanks to the battery assistance from the mild-hybrid tech.

The new LED DRLs on the Lamborghini Sian are reminiscent of the Terzo Millenio which was revealed as a concept a few years back. The overall shape and silhouette is typical of a Lamborghini, sharp and edgy, with angular cuts and crease lines, aero ducts, snazzy alloy wheels with low profile tyres, rear diffuser, spoilers, etc. The designers at Lamborghini say that the Sian takes inspiration from the Countach, but the Sian is more of a futuristic car rather than a modern-classic show piece.

Only 63 units of the Lamborghini Sian will be built, that is also denoted by a ’63’ badge at the back. This high-performance vehicle will retail at $3.6 million and will also come with customisation options. And in case you are rich, had the money, and are reading this; all 63 units of the Sian are already sold out.