Lamborghini's first hybrid is their fastest ever car

LAMBORGHINI has debuted the fastest car they have ever built as the iconic Italian marquee dips its toes into hybrid technology for the first time.

The limited-edition Lamborghini Sian runs off a whopping 6.5litre V12 engine coupled with an electric motor which together can reach over 800bhp. The brand claims the supercar is the quickest they have ever built, promising 0-62mph in less than 2.8 seconds. Top speeds have yet to be declared, but the iconic car manufacturer claim this will be over the 217mph mark. It’s name, the Lamborghini Sian, translates to flash of lightning in Bolognese, with Lamborghini saying this was used to symbolise the brand's first steps into the electric market. 

Stefano Dominicalli, Automobil Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said the car would offer the brand a masterpiece in possibilities. 

He said: “Not only does the Sian deliver a formidable hypercar design and engineering tour de force today, it augments the potential for Lamborghini as a super sports car brand for tomorrow and for decades to come, even as hybridisation becomes more desirable and inevitably essential. 

“The Lamborghini Sian represents the first step in Lamborghini’s route to electrification, and expedites our next generation V12 engine.”

The car uses a supercapacitor which they say is three times more powerful than a battery of the same weight.

This will be used to power a 48 volt motor to deliver 34hp to provide immediate response and improved performance. 

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The new Sian is the manufacturers fastest ever car (Image: Lamborghini)

Lamborghini claims the car will be the first low-voltage hybrid powertrain to have an electric motor integrated into the gearbox and connected to the wheels. 

Externally, the Sian is stunning to look at. The car has a classic Aventador feel but has added features to bring the Sian right into the twenty-first century. 

Standout features include sculpted aero wings and a smart heat material which rotates vanes for extra airflow when a certain temperature is reached. 

The carbon fibre body and sleek headlights are distinct features of the sculpted exterior, whilst the number 63 is delicately emblazoned on the side of the spoiler in tribute to the car’s 1963 foundation year and limited production run. 

Inside, a touch screen has been installed in the centre console, while Lamborghini said 3D parts have been used on one of their cars for the first time. 

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Just 63 models of the vehicle will be produced (Image: Lamborghini)

Despite an eye-watering price tag of £3million, all 63 cars in the limited run have been sold as buyers flocked to grab the star display piece at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

The company have confirmed the noise of its car will not be compromised with their hybrid technology, with drivers getting the full Lamborghini experience from their new model. 

Mitja Borkert, Head of Design at Lamborghini said: “The fastest Lamborghini must be a visual and symphonic feast, as remarkable to those who see it pass by as those privileged to drive it. 

“It takes inspiration from the Countach, but the Sian is a futuristic icon, not retrospective.”

The car will honour Ferdinand Piech, former CEO of the Volkswagen Group and responsible for transforming the brand into one of the biggest car suppliers in the world. 

Mr Piech left the company during the diesel emissions scandal which rocked the Volkswagen Group in 2015. He passed away suddenly last year aged 82.

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The car combines an electric motor with a 6.5litre V12 engine (Image: Lamborghini )