Lambo Is Teasing a New Model for July 8, But What Is It?
This could be a new version of the Lamborghini Sianby Ciprian Florea, on
For a long while now, Lamborghini has been pretty happy with a two-car lineup. We had the Gallardo and Murcielago pair until around a decade ago, and now the Italians are relying on the Huracan and Aventador. But things are started to change as Lamborghini introduced a third model in 2019. It’s called the Sian FKP 37, and it’s also the company’s first hybrid. Come July 8, only two days from now, and Lambo will launch a new model. We don’t know what it is for now, but we have a couple of teasers to do the guessing game.
The new Lamborghini supercar could be a version of the Sian FKP 37
Although the teaser released by the company on Twitter isn’t very revealing, it shows a pair of air-channeling winglets that look a lot like the Sian FKP 37’s. There’s a second teaser on Lambo’s website that shows some of the car’s rear end. When brightened, this image reveals three-piece taillights on each side, hexagonal exhaust pipes, and fins at the edge of the deck lid. These are solid clues that this supercar is actually a variant of the Sian FKP 37, but we don’t know what exactly are we dealing with.
Lamborghini is usually offering various performance upgrades for its cars, like SV versions of the Aventador and Performante variants of the Huracan. While a beefed-up version of the Sian is possible, it’s a bit too early for it. Unless Lambo decided to change strategy, such performance models take at least a couple of years to show up. So what could Lamborghini unveil only ten months since the Sian FKP 37 came out? The convertible version, likely called the Spyder, is the most likely scenario here.
But unlike the Huracan, the Sian won’t be a traditional spyder. The supercar’s layout suggests that Lambo will go with a Targa-style version, most likely with a removable top made from carbon-fiber. The drivetrain should carry over unchanged and combine a 6.5-liter V-12 engine with a 48-volt motor. The system delivers a solid 807 horsepower combined and enable the Sian to hit 62 mph in a scant 2.8 seconds. Top speed is rated at 217 mph, a common standard for Lamborghini models.
|Engine||V12, 60°, MPI (Multi Point Injection)|
|Displacement||6,498 cm³ (396.5 cu in)|
|Bore x Stroke||95 mm x 76.4 mm (3.74 x 3.01 in)|
|Compression ratio||11.8 ± 0.2|
|Max power||774 hp @ 8,500 rpm|
|Max torque||720 Nm @ 6,750 rpm + 40 Nm electric|
|Max operating current||600A|
|Max Power||34 HP|
|Max Torque||38 Nm|
|Combined power||808 hp|
|Weight to power ratio||<1,98 kg/CV|
|Transmission||Electronically controlled all-wheel drive system (Haldex gen. IV) with rear mechanical self-locking differential|
|Gearbox||ISR (Independent Shifting Rods) gearbox with 7 speeds, shifting characteristic depending on drive select mode, electric motor works during the shifting and as boost|
|Top Speed||>350 km/h (217 mph)|
|0 to 62 mph||<2,8 s|
The new Lambo supercar won’t be the highly anticipated SCV12
Lamborghini is also working on a track-only supercar called the SCV12. This vehicle is being developed by the company Squadra Corsa racing division and packs a 6.5-liter V-12 engine rated at more than 800 horsepower. The SCV12 is also scheduled to break cover this summer, but we’re pretty sure it’s not the car in the teasers. We’ve seen the SCV12 in heavy camouflage, and it features round exhaust pipes and notably bigger air channels at the rear. What’s more, it comes with a massive rear wing, which the car in these teasers doesn’t have.
But we will find out soon enough, so stick around for more on the new Lamborghini supercar on July 8.