This is the most powerful Lamborghini ever made. Apparently this is also the very first hybrid Lamborghini. Meet the Siàn FKP 37. This beast casually taking a stroll through those Swiss roads you see here is one among the 63 Siàns, that you could ever possibly spot on the entire planet, and that is only if you break a leg!
Lamborghini has been a bit unorthodox with the christening of their first hybrid supercar. The name Siàn isn’t derived from a bull that survived an embarrassing number of sword strikes in a Spanish bull fight. I mean, that was the tradition – design a swanky car, load it with an angry V-12 that could almost burst open your eardrum and then name it after a heroic bull from Spain.
Not this time however.
Siàn simply means lightning. Probably an indication to its hybrid powertrain. Any guesses on what the ‘FKP 37’ in the nomenclature stands for? Well, that part of the name is to pay homage to Ferdinand Karl
Piëch, (the late Volkswagen boss who bought Lamborghini into the VW group) born in 1937.
Speaking of this first ever hybrid setup on a Lambo ; we aren’t talking lithium-ion battery pack.
Nah. We are talking about the not so conventional supercapacitors. A supercapacitor fundamentally stores energy like a battery does. However, unlike in a battery, a supercapacitor doesn’t bind energy via a chemical reaction. Rather the supercapacitor stores electricity in a static state. Which would imply that it could be recharged just about instantaneously, holding more power than a typical battery. But there’s a catch to this – Supercapacitors potentially self-discharge themselves way faster than a battery. But we gotta give this tech some credit, the best possibilities is yet to be researched and unleashed.
As for the Siàn’s case, this light-weighted capacitor powers a tiny e-motor that churns out a cute 34-hp. The e-motor is nothing more than a small aid to the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V-12 to smoothen things out torque wise upto an 80 mph. All in all, the ‘most powerful Lamborghini’ packs an 807-hp within. And that would grant an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph within 2.8 seconds.
Another edge that the Siàn has got with its e-motor is that it is 10% quicker in its lower gears than an Aventador SVJ with which the Siàn shares most of its mechanical accoutrements including its 7-speed single clutch transmission.
You might wonder if this hybrid setup promises a longer gas mileage. But that would also be the least of your concerns if you are opulent enough to afford this car by paying off an insane 2.63 million USD.
Also let me go ahead and clear it up for some – No. The electric motor and the supercapacitor hybrid tech isn’t really meant for fuel efficiency, howbeit it does show a lot into what Lamborghini has in store for the future.
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