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12/09/19
Ok, so it’s not exactly an EV, but this is about as close as the Italian marque is getting with some proper production hybrid technology for the time being.
A throaty V12 engine develops over 785hp, but with additional shove produced by a 48V e-motor, it is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds.
But rather than a use a lithium-ion battery, the Sián utilises a supercapacitor, which is three times more powerful than a battery of the same weight and three times lighter than a lithium-ion battery producing the same power.
Better still, the supercapacitor technology can be charged and discharged with the same power, meaning the Sián’s energy storage system is fully charged every time the vehicle brakes. Similarly, power delivery is immediate, allowing the driver to draw on increased torque when accelerating up to 80mph, when the e-motor automatically disconnects. This lightweight motor can also help with low-speed manoeuvring.
Just 63 examples will be produced and, quite unsurprisingly considering the ferocity of the Lamborghini fanbase, all examples have already been sold.
Wired UK