Lamborghini has finally joined the battlefield of hybrid supercars with the launch of the new Sian FKP 37. In every sense of the word, this car is a beast. Currently, it is the fastest production, Lamborghini, in the world with the numbers like 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h.
This model is named after Ferdinand Karl Piech who was a brilliant engineer and in charge of VW. The name Sián comes from a Bolognese word which means a flash of lightning & 37 is an homage to Ferdinand’s birth year 1937.
Primarily based on the Aventador SVJ, the Sian has received its design from the in-house designers of Lamborghini under the supervision of Mitja Borkert. The headlights are made Y-shaped and the long Gandini line enhances the look. The special hexagonal taillights are typical of Lamborghini.
Engine and Transmission
The Sian FKP 37 is quite similar to the Aventador SVJ internally as well. It has a huge 6.5 liters engine and the same equipment to reduce friction as the SVJ. The titanium intake-valve makes the FKP 37 louder than the SVJ.
The seven-speed gearbox is another similarity between the two. However, the casing of Sian FKP 37 contains the new supercapacitor hybrid system which makes it special. It makes the vehicle heavier by 34 kg but also adds 34 horsepower. Lamborghini, thus, rightly claims that the system gives “a remarkable weight to power ratio of 1.0 kg/hp.”
According to Lamborghini, the hybrid system also makes the Sian 10 percent faster between 30-60 km/h in third gear and 20 percent between 70-120 km/h. The torque is said to be 530 pound-feet which is the same as SVJ.
The battery of the car recharges itself through a regenerative braking system. There is, therefore, no plug-in system for hybridization. The extra power that the supercapacitor generates, is deployed across all four wheels by an e-motor.
Lamborghini Sian Interior
With components of geometric design and extra carbon panels, the interior of the Sian looks amazing. The dashboard has thin AC vents at the sides along with one at the center stack.
It has got a dark grey Alcantara top and an orange leather fascia. The new desk-style the infotainment system looks great. The steering wheel matches the Aventador but has new carbon fiber spokes.
The Sian costs around $2 million dollars ( ₹14 Crores). A humongous amount and yet there were customers who intended on buying all the models of the car as soon as they went on sale.
Production of the Sián FKP 37 is limited to 63 units of the coupe and 19 units of the roadster and as we said all have already been sold.