Lamborghini has unveiled its “fastest car of all time”. Called the Sián FKP 37, its name recognises the recently deceased Ferdinand K Piëch, who was instrumental in the VW Group acquiring Lamborghini. Sián means ‘flash of lightning’ in Bolognese dialect.
Launched at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, it’s a hybrid that combines the Aventador’s V12 powerplant with a 34hp electric motor. The new motor is incorporated into the gearbox, so it supports low-speed manoeuvres such as reversing and parking, and also provides increased torque during acceleration, at speeds up to 81mph.
Rather than using lithium-ion batteries, the Sián introduces the world’s first supercapacitor in a car, which is located between the cockpit and engine for ideal weight distribution. The whole electric system weighs only 34kg.
The combined total power output is 819hp. 0-62mph takes less than 2.8 seconds, and the top speed is 218mph. Only 63 units of the Sián FKP 37 will be sold, priced at over 2 million euros plus taxes; all of them are already accounted for.