Live: First look at Lamborghini's new hybrid supercar Sian at Frankfurt Motor Show
It's a really big day for the motoring industry. It's the first day at the Frankfurt Motor Show. But the biggest reveals of all today is a special look at the new Lamborghini.
It's the first supercapacitor-based hybrid V12 by Automobili Lamborghini where, the iconic Lamborghini V12 engine is coupled with an electric boost to create a new hybrid.
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 according to Lamborghini it’s a world first: "no other mild-hybrid vehicle has ever had a direct connection between the electric motor and wheels."
Head of Design at Lamborghini, Mitja Borkert, explains:
“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 Sián is a futuristic icon, not retrospective."
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