Has it ever happened that there is a new Lamborghini, and you are not excited about it? Err, atleast I don’t recollect, coz whenever a new Lamborghini has come in, excitement has been paramount and this time, it is the sexiest Lamborghini ever- Enter Lamborghini Sián Roadster.
Welcome Lamborghini Sián Roadster.
Before we proceed in detail, some facts on the Sián. For starters, it’s a limited-edition roadster version of visionary V12 super sports car, combining groundbreaking technology and design; with 819 horsepower under its hood, it is the most powerful version of Lamborghini Roadster ever produced, and guess what, produced in a limited series of 19 units- all are already sold.
Sián, is a limited edition, open top hybrid super sports car engineered around Lamborghini’s iconic V12 engine, which uses hybrid technology.
On the occasion of launch, Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officersaid “The Sián Roadster encapsulates the spirit of Lamborghini, it is the expression of breathtaking design and extraordinary performance, but most importantly embodies important future technologies. The Sián’s innovative hybrid powertrain heralds the direction for Lamborghini super sports cars, and the open-top Sián Roadster affirms a desire for the ultimate lifestyle Lamborghini as we move towards a tomorrow demanding new solutions.”
Let’s look at the design of the all new Sian, The Lamborghini Sián Roadster asserts the futuristic design of the coupé. The Sián’s long sculptured contours and characteristic aero wings give the Sián Roadster an unmistakably powerful profile. The car’s very low front, with integrated carbon fiber splitter, houses the iconic Lamborghini Y-shape headlights. The extreme and strong rear of the car incorporates Lamborghini’s evocative hexagon design, including six hexagonal taillights inspired by the Countach. The rear wing is integrated within the profile and extends out only during the driving to enhance the performance.
The Sián Roadster’s hybrid system provides the highest power possible via the lightest solution, combining the V12 engine with a new powertrain. A 48-volt e-motor, delivering 34 hp, is incorporated into the gearbox to provide immediate response and improved performance. The e-motor also supports low-speed maneuvers such as reversing and parking with electric power.
The Sián Roadster sports Lamborghini’s innovative supercapacitor application: a world-first technology storing ten times the power of a lithium-ion battery. Located in the bulkhead between cockpit and engine it ensures perfect weight distribution. Three times more powerful than a battery of the same weight and three times lighter than a battery producing the same power, the electric system with the supercapacitor and e-motor weighs only 34 kg, thus it delivers a remarkable weight-to-power ratio of 1.0 kg/hp. Symmetric power flow ensures the same efficiency in both charging and discharging cycles: the most lightweight and efficient hybrid solution.
This advanced technology combines with the V12 engine, which incorporates titanium intake valves and is uprated to 785 hp (577 kW) at 8,500 rpm. Combined with the additional 34 hp from the hybrid system, the Sián Roadster delivers a total of 819 hp (602 kW) and reaches a top speed of over 350 km/h.”
The Lamborghini Sián Roadster incorporates a highly sophisticated regenerative braking system, especially developed by Lamborghini. The symmetric behavior of the supercapacitor, which contrary to normal Li-Ion batteries can be charged and discharged with the same power, fully charges the Sián’s energy storage system every time the vehicle brakes. The energy stored is an instantly-available power boost, allowing the driver to draw immediately on increased torque when accelerating away, up to 130 km/h when the e-motor automatically disconnects, improving the elasticity maneuvers and making it more than 10% faster than a car without this system.”
Sounds exciting isn’t it? While this Lamborghini is exciting, and while you may want to buy this one right now, the problem is it is already sold off.”