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Lamborghini Unveils 808 Horsepower Hybrid


Drew Dowdell

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Lamborghini has pulled the sheet off their first hybrid in the for of the Lamborghini Siån ahead of the Frankfurt International Auto Show. The 808-Horsepower hyper-car take the V-12 from the Aventador SVJ and uprates it to 774 horsepower. Then the addition of a 48-volt electric motor adds an additional 34 horsepower.  The motor is located in the gearbox and can be used for low speed parking maneuvers.  The regenerative braking sends power to a supercapacitor unit during deceleration which then supplies a power boost to the car at speeds up to 81 mph.  

The electric motor also smooths out the acceleration curve, working during gear changes it smooths out the shift points. This allows the car to gain a 43-75 mph time 1.2 seconds faster than the Aventador SVJ.

As far as design, the Siån is very futuristic and aggressive. The large air intakes increase downforce.

Only 63 Siåns will be built and all of them have already been sold. So if you didn't get your deposit in already, you're too late. 

 


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42 minutes ago, balthazar said:


And BTW- who times a car going from 43 MPH to 75 MPH - is this a brand new metric I've not heard of?

Not familiar with it, but it makes sense as a real world freeway on-ramp acceleration or passing measurement ....more useful than 0-60.

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2 hours ago, balthazar said:

808 HP? Clearly benchmarking Dodge.

And BTW- who times a car going from 43 MPH to 75 MPH - is this a brand new metric I've not heard of?

I have been reading that many auto sites are now looking at Benchmark Sprints with distance covered as a more reliable test since even a V6 Camry can haul ass off the line now. I honestly agree it is time to retire the 0 to 60 quote of performance.

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/zero-to-irrelevant-in-sixty-years-its-time-to-change-the-performance-benchmark/

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It’s time to replace the 0-60 test with something that is actually relevant to modern American motoring. The quarter-mile, as wonderful as it is, really does exceed what’s safe and sane. I suggest eighty miles per hour as a good compromise. With the possible exception of I-94 in Chicago and 495 in northern Virginia, if you can accelerate to eighty miles per hour you’re going to be good to merge.

I would also suggest that, in lieu to time, we substitute distance. How much room does a car need to get to eighty? That’s the most relevant power statistic we can provide the American motorist.

I will say I love all the new Vehicle Benchmarking that is being created.

https://www.avl.com/vehicle-benchmarking

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• I doubt anyone is achieving 75 MPH in the on-ramp.
• Everyone can gauge speed because every vehicle on the road has a speedometer. But ask someone driving at any given static or advancing speed how many feet they've covered??

No; 0-60 is going to remain the standard. Every vehicle can execute a 0-60 run, so it's a universal comparison. "0-80 in 312 feet" is intangible.

Of course; braking in feet makes sense. 

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5 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Heck, most V6es can to that.  But I understand your viewpoint is from the shorty onramps that NJ has. 

Or their crazy Jug Handles. 🙄

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17 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Heck, most V6es can to that.  But I understand your viewpoint is from the shorty onramps that NJ has. 

Yeah, I frequently get my Jeep to 75-80 or more at the merge point when entering traffic on Ohio freeways..was harder to do in Phoenix w/ the metered ramps--there 0-60 is more important. (or some freeway entrances in CA--0-30 with the gridlock and super short ramps).

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