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Lamborghini teases new hypercar before July 8 reveal

7th Jul 2020 12:22 pm

The teaser image hints at a variant of the 820hp Sián FKP 37 hybrid hypercar.

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  • Lamborghini will unveil its second new model since May 2020 on July 8
  • Teaser hints at new Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 variant

Lamborghini is preparing to unveil a new model on Wednesday - its second since restarting operations in early May. The teaser revealed hints that it could be a variant of the 820hp Sián FKP 37 hypercar that was unveiled last year.

A preview image posted to Twitter gives little away in terms of design clues but does show that the new car has distinctive air-channeling winglets like those at the rear of the Sián.

More revealing is the darkened rear shot posted to the company's website. When brightened, we can clearly see that the as-yet-unnamed car will feature the same hexagonal exhaust tips, six brake lights and tail-fins as the Sián, strongly implying that it will be a variation on that model.

The Sián FKP 37 is the most powerful production car Lamborghini has yet built, as well as the Italian brand's first hybrid. Named in tribute to late Volkswagen Group boss Ferdinand Piëch, it pairs an uprated version of the Aventador's naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 petrol engine with a small electric motor for a combined system output of 820hp and the ability to conduct low-speed manoeuvres under electric power. 

As well as being able to accelerate from 0-100kph in less than 2.8sec and reach a top speed of more than 349kph, the Sián can take advantage of an electrically assisted power boost from its supercapacitor unit at speeds of up to 130kph. This also gives a smoother acceleration curve by mitigating the effects of deceleration during gear changes. 

Also tipped for an imminent unveiling is the track-only SCV12, which has been developed by Lamborghini's Squadra Corse racing division. Packing 830hp-plus from a similarly upgraded 6.5-litre V12, the limited-run model is said to potentially preview a Lamborghini entry at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2021.

Pictures of the SCV12 in heavy camouflage reveal that it features a large conventional-style rear wing, circular exhaust tips and sizeable rear air channels, so it's unlikely to be the model that will be revealed on Wednesday at 9:30pm India time.

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