Lamborghini is finally thinking about miles per gallon and is offering a hybrid. Ok, maybe they’re not going environmentally focused just yet but their Sián FKP 37 is a hybrid and has a 48-volt e-motor that augments its 6.5-liter V12 L539 engine.
The Sián is Lamborghini’s first foray into the hybrid universe and uses a lithium-ion supercapacitor, which Lamborghini states is three times more powerful than a similar battery of the same weight. The 48V system delivers 34hp to the rear wheels.
“The Lamborghini Sián represents the first step in Lamborghini’s route to electrification, and expedites our next-generation V12 engine. Its Sián moniker, meaning ‘flash or lightning’ in Bolognese dialect.” – Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
The 6.5-liter (396.5ci) V12 L539 engine, which you can find in the Aventador, produces a factory-rated 774hp. Combined with the electric motor you’re looking at 807hp and the power is handled by an ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) seven-speed automated-manual transmission.
With an all-wheel drive system the Sián can accelerate from 0-100 KM/H (0-62 mph) in less than 2.8-seconds and Lamborghini claims a top speed of 217 mph.
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Carbon fiber is everywhere on the Sián. It features a full carbon-fiber body and the chassis has a carbon-fiber monocoque with aluminum front and rear frames. Lamborghini does not list the weight of the Sián and with all the bells & whistles it has a 43/57 weight distribution.
Owning a Sián FKP 37 is going to very exclusive, as 63 coupes and 19 roadsters will be produced and they are all spoken for. At a cost of $3.6 million the Sián is not for the frugal, or to put in perspective; you could by three McLaren Senna’s and still have a little change in your pocket.
The U.S. Department of Energy states that the Sián’s fuel economy as eight miles per gallon in the city and 14 on the highway for a combined 10mpg. Not Prius material, but who buys a Lamborghini for its gas mileage?