Lamborghini Sian, the hybrid supercar at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show

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The Bologna-based Sant’Agata company unveils its first 819 hp hybrid supercar under the Frankfurt spotlight.

The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show boasts several novelties, capable of ranging from cars equipped with electrified technologies to supercars capable of offering breathtaking speed performance. In the Lamborghini stand, however, we find a car that manages to combine these two worlds: we are talking about the Siam, an unprecedented supercar capable of extremely high performance offered by a sophisticated hybrid mechanics, an absolute novelty for the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese.

Hybrid mechanics and incredible performance

The Lamborghini Siam can therefore count on a hybrid scheme from 819 CV, of which 785 hp offered by the V12 equipped with titanium intake valves and others 34 CV from a 48 Volt electric motor which weighs just 34 kg and is incorporated into the gearbox to offer excellent weight distribution. The declared performances of this car are amazing: in fact we are talking about a sprint from 0 to 100 km / h carried out in just 2.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 350 km / h.

The extra strength of super-condensers

To power the electric motor we do not find a lithium battery, but i supercapacitors – technology widely used in endurance races – which allows you to achieve tripled power levels compared to traditional batteries of the same weight, without forgetting the weight equal to 1/3 of the batteries of the same power. The car also uses a system of energy recovery which is able to recharge completely at each braking, furthermore the kinetic energy that is stored can be fully exploited up to a speed of 130 km / h. Alternatively, the energy recovered with the recovery system can also be used when traveling at low speed, thus avoiding unified and harmful overheating of the thermal engine.

Electrifying design

The sophisticated technical equipment of the Lamborghini Sian (a word that in Bolognese dialect means lightning) must not overshadow the splendid and aerodynamic line of this Italian supercar. The bursting and decisive lines of this new model recall those of one of the masterpieces of Lamborghini history, the Countach: the car sports a pointed and threatening front which finds its maximum expression in the hexagon-shaped front headlights, equipped with LED technology. Admiring the car closely, one is mesmerized by the force expressed by the four huge wheel arches embellished with air vents, while the took NACA dedicated to the cooling of the engine complete the scenic effect.

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