The Bolognese 'flash of lightning' strikes again! Say hello to the very mad & very, very rare Lamborghini Sian Roadster. Only 19 units will be made, and all are already spoken for!
Even though we are in the middle of a pandemic, Lamborghini has decided that it won’t stop being crazy. Which is why they’ve just launched the ultra-exclusive and quite mad Sian (Italian for 'flash of lightning') Roadster. Yes, it’s based on the Sian Coupe (limited to just 63 units), but it’ll be even rarer as only 19 units will be made. Before you say you want one, do be informed that all the units have already been spoken for.
So, it looks barking mad and it’s rare, but what’s powering it? Well, it’s the same powertrain as the Sian Coupe, meaning it’s borderline bonkers. On offer here is the same 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 and it churns out 774 loud horses at 8,500rpm. In addition to that, there’s a 48-volt mild hybrid system, which gives a 33bhp power boost. As a result, peak power output stands at 807bhp! The engine develops 720Nm of torque, which isn’t shoddy either.
Power transmission duties are carried out by a seven-speed single-clutch automatic transmission. 0-100km/h is dealt in 2.9 seconds – 0.1s slower than the coupe derivative – and it can reach a top speed of over 350km/h!
The Sian Roadster also features a supercapacitor storage unit, which, according to Lamborghini, has ten times the power of a lithium-ion battery. In fact, the company says that it's ‘three times more powerful than a battery of the same weight and three times lighter than a battery producing the same power.’ This is coupled to a regenerative braking system, which allows it store energy every time brakes are applied. The stored energy is instantly available as a power boost, and it supplies ‘increased torque' when accelerating away up to 130 km/h. Post that, the e-motor automatically disconnects and you're on the good old V12 power alone.
Lamborghini hasn’t revealed the price of Sian Roadster, and why would they, since every single unit has been sold already. But if you want us to take a wild guess, we would say that it might cost a fortune, and then some.