At least not design-wise

The Lamborghini Sian took us by surprise with a futuristic design spiced up by Countach-inspired features and an innovative hybrid drivetrain. And needless to say, this supercar looks extremely cool and I’m hoping it previews a new design language for the Italian brand. Sadly, it seems that it might not be the case, at least not for the next-generation Aventador (or whatever name it will have). That’s the word from Lambo design boss Mitja Borkert, who made a point to stress that the Sian won’t inspired the supercar that will replace the Aventador.

The Lambo Sian stands alone

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Not only it won't inspire the replacement for the Aventador, it won't inspire the replacement for the Huracan either

Borkert claims that Lambo designed the Sian as a flagship, stand-alone vehicle and wants to keep it this way. Not only it won’t inspire the replacement for the Aventador, it won’t inspire the replacement for the Huracan either. Or any other upcoming Lamborghini for that matter.

So if you were hoping that the next big supercar will draw cues from the Sian, just like the Aventador did from the Reventon, you’d better stop dreaming. It simply won’t happen!

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"There was a certain closeness of design between the Reventon and the Aventador. This is exactly what I don’t want to have. There will not be this language in the new Aventador," Borkert told Autocar on the sidelines of the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.

If you’re not familiar with the story, the Reventon was a limited-production Lambo that the Italian firm built from 2007 to 2009. Only 21 were produced, and even though it featured underpinnings from the Murcielago, it had a completely new design. The Reventon’s design eventually inspired the Aventador, which arrived in 2011, almost four years later.

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Borkert went on to add that the Sian won’t inspire any Lamborghini model that the company is planning to release next. "That’s a clear no," he said, so you shouldn’t expect a next-generation Huracan with design cues from the hot Sian either.

The Sian was specifically designed without a wing

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The carbon-fiber winglets on top of the taillights are the only compromise to this plan

As weird as it may sound, Lamborghini designed the Sian’s aerodynamics without a rear wing. With all limited-edition Lambos from the past featuring some sort of spoiler or wing, Borkert ordered the design team to develop a supercar without this popular aero element. The carbon-fiber winglets on top of the taillights are the only compromise to this plan.

“After Veneno, after all these cars, I wanted to have integrated aerodynamics. I didn’t want another wing car with a spoiler sticking out. I wanted to have something where aerodynamic efficiency and design meet in something completely new,” Borkert explained.

Is this a design feature that will carry over to next-generation versions of the Aventador and Huracan? We don’t yet, but it’s not out of the question.

The design won’t make it, but the technology will

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The Sian is simply a test bed for Lambo's first hybrid drivetrain

Although the design of the Sian won’t inspire upcoming models, the technology under the skin will surely make it in other supercars. The Sian is simply a test bed for Lambo’s first hybrid drivetrain until it finds its way into proper production models. What makes the Sian’s drivetrain special?

For starters, it features a 48-volt system integrated into the gearbox. Not only it provides extra power, but it also helps provide immediate response and better performance. The electric system delivers 34 horsepower, which raises the supercar’s output top a whopping 808 horses. The other 774 horsepower comes from the already traditional, 6.5-liter V-12 engine. Look for this combo to power the replacement for the Aventador, although the V-12 might be revised drastically or replaced altogether with a new unit.

The other notable features is the supercapacitor that replaces the lithium-ion battery. A technology showcased in the Terzo Millennio concept from 2018, this supercapacitor is lighter and more powerful than a lithium-ion, so it keeps the Sian lighter than most hybrids. It’s also small enough to fit between the cockpit and engine, so it helps with the Sian’s perfect weight distribution.

Further reading

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Read our full review on the 2020 Lamborghini Sian FKP 37.

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Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.

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Read our full review on the 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S.

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Read our full review on the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4.

Source: Autocar

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