I may have to eat my words. The other day I said the upcoming 2021 Aston Martin Valkyrie is what Batman would drive if he were real. When, in fact, this new limited edition Roadster version of the V12, 819-hp Lamborghini Sián supercar might actually be more Bruce Wayne’s style.
Unveiled on Wednesday with a live stream which you can view below, the new hybrid Lamborghini Sián Roadster is the roofless version of the most powerful Lamborghini ever produced.
“The Sián Roadster encapsulates the spirit of Lamborghini,” said Stefano Domenicali, Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “It is the expression of breathtaking design and extraordinary performance, but most importantly embodies important future technologies. The Sián’s innovative hybrid powertrain heralds the direction for Lamborghini super sports cars, and the open-top Sián Roadster affirms a desire for the ultimate lifestyle Lamborghini as we move towards a tomorrow demanding new solutions.”
If its profile reminds you of an old Lamborghini Countach, that’s by design, and, in fact, the six hexagonal taillights were directly inspired by the Countach.
Where it really goes in a different direction, however, is the 48-volt e-motor, delivering 34 hp, thats incorporated into the gearbox and supercapacitor that is a world-first technology storing ten times the power of a lithium-ion battery. On top of 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.
That combined with the 785 hp V12 engine makes the Sián Roadster capable of reaching speeds of up to 217 mph and going from 0 to 100 kmh (62 mph)in under 2.9 seconds.
Only 19 of these bad boys will be produced by Lamborghini, and guess what? They are all already sold.