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The Sián has arrived: the first supercapacitor-based hybrid V12 by Automobili Lamborghini. Power, beauty and the iconic Lamborghini V12 engine are coupled with an electric boost to create an unrivaled gem of engineering and technology characterized by genuine Lamborghini DNA.
Its speed, which goes beyond 350 km/h, its impetuous beauty. The iconic V12 delivers 785 CV, the highest ever reached by a Lamborghini engine. Added to this is a 48V electric motor coming directly out of the gearbox, for an immediate and better performance during acceleration and gear shifting.
And it’s a world first: no other mild-hybrid vehicle has ever had a direct connection between the electric motor and wheels.
Finally, with 720 Nm of torque, the perception of acceleration is second to none: driving it isn’t just a pleasure, but an emotion without limits.
The most extraordinary innovation is the hybrid system, aimed at providing power and lightness at the same time. The innovative lightweight mild-hybrid architecture has a lithium-ion supercapacitor, which is three times more powerful than a battery of the same weight. It’s a low voltage 48V system which enables current peaks of up to 600A to be reached. Powered by this current, the electric motor delivers engine torque directly to the rear wheels, and during braking it uses the inertia to recharge the capacitor. The electrical power flow is symmetrical and ensures the same efficiency during the charge and discharge cycles, without overheating.
The state of the art of technology is everywhere, not only in the world’s first super capacitor hybrid system.
With the carbon fiber monocoque, titanium intake valves, active aerodynamics and rear wheel steering, Lamborghini continues to be a dream which is not just difficult to achieve, but hard for all other super sports car to pursue.