The Lamborghini Sian Roadster is pretty much everything a supercar enthusiast might want, in a sleek, Lambo-styled package. Ferocious speed, incredible sportiness and at the bleeding edge where it comes to automobile tech, the Sian’s a hybrid supercar of your dreams. Now, it comes open-top.
19 lucky owners got the chance to purchase the vehicle – so your only chance for one now is on the secondary market. If you’re wondering why Lamborghini didn’t go for a round number, it’s because they’ve also made only 63 Lamborghini Sian Coupes. Put the two side by side, and it makes up the year Ferruccio Lamborghini founded the marque: 1963.
The roadster’s just as ludicrously powerful as its roofed predecessor: 819 hp, if you’re wondering, with a top speed of 350 kmh. This is possible thanks to a beefy next-generation 6.5L V12 power-plant, which tacks an e-motor onto the gearbox.
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This e-motor enables that incredible responsiveness you’d expect from an electric car, without compromising on the extraordinary emotional experience of gunning your Lamborghini super sportscar. You also don’t get that typical jerkiness during shifts from the hybrid system to the combustion engine, and vice versa, due to the e-motor.
The Sian (which in local Bolognese dialect, means flash or lightning) comes with a regenerative braking system that stores power every time the vehicle brakes. The system automatically kicks in as you step on the throttle again, further improving the driving experience.
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It also happens to be the make that Lamborghini used as inspiration for their inaugural foray into the sports yacht market, both in terms of design philosophy and technical specifications. And even that version comes with a roof.
Going roofless has its detriments – tousled hair and lost sunhats come to mind – but it’s an unparalleled driving experience especially when you factor in the growl of Lamborghini’s ground-breaking kit. The only problem is that it’s not a convertible: its completely roofless, so outdoor parking in rainy Singapore isn’t exactly an option.
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If you didn’t manage to get your hands on one of these supercars, we wouldn’t worry too much. After all, they’re the marque’s debuts into the electrified supercar industry: which, if the Lamborghini Sian Roadster is any indication, looks to be just as exhilarating as the last 60 or so years of the marque’s history.
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