The ultra-exclusive hybrid now bears the initials of the man who brought Lambo into the VW family.

Among the many electrified debuts at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show is the Lamborghini Sian. It’s the first hybrid offering from Sant’Agata Bolognese, and with its covers coming off on September 3, it was among the earliest new car reveals for the big show. However, not all the information was revealed, or perhaps more accurately, special changes were made to the Sian moniker. Today, Lamborghini tells us the name of this special hybrid hypercar is actually the Sian FKP 37.

We’re used to seeing alphanumeric suffixes from Lambo, though it’s usually something along the lines of LP 640 or EVO or SVJ. FKP 37 is something completely new, but there is a very good reason for it. The suffix pays homage to Ferdinand Karl Piëch, the former chairman of Volkswagen and the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche. The letters are obviously his initials, with 37 standing for the year he was born – 1937. Piëch collapsed on August 25 and passed away shortly thereafter.

Gallery: Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show

Why would Lamborghini grace the Sian – the company’s most powerful road-going car in its history – with the initials of someone having such a deep legacy with Volkswagen and Porsche? It’s possible Lamborghini wouldn’t exist today, or at least, it wouldn’t be nearly as successful if Piëch hadn’t taken a tremendous interest in bringing the automaker under the Volkswagen Group umbrella. Piëch was chairman of VW Group’s executive board when Lamborghini was acquired in 1998, and according to Lamborghini’s press release, he played a significant role in making that happen.

The Sian FKP 37, then, is a rather fitting tribute. Its electrified V12 powertrain develops 808 bhp and can reach 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. Only 63 copies are slated for production at a cost of £3 million, though if you’re considering buying one, it’s already too late. Each Sian is already sold, but you can at least see the ultra-exclusive hypercar starting September 12 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Automobili Lamborghini honors Ferdinand K. Piëch with Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 unveiled at IAA 2019 in Frankfurt

 

Sant’Agata Bolognese/Frankfurt IAA, 10 September 2019 – Automobili Lamborghini honors Ferdinand K. Piëch with the naming announcement of its first hybrid super sports car, unveiled today at Frankfurt IAA. The fastest Lamborghini ever will bear the moniker of Sián FKP 37, in recognition of Ferdinand Karl Piëch, born in 1937, who played a significant role in the acquisition of Automobili Lamborghini in 1998 by Audi AG, owned by Volkswagen Group of which he was chairman of the executive board from 1993 to 2002.  
 
“Prof. Dr. Piëch innately understood the attraction and potential of the Lamborghini brand and how it could fit within the Volkswagen Group, whilst retaining its unique Italian super sports car identity and design and engineering DNA,” said Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “Prof. Dr. Piëch was an engineer and an innovator, particularly appreciating the appeal of the iconic Lamborghini V12 powertrain on which today, the Sián FKP 37 combines pioneering hybrid technologies. The Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 provides fitting recognition of the role Piëch, and the Volkswagen Group, played in facilitating our flourishing brand today, as well as heralding Lamborghini’s innovative route to the future.”
 
The Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 delivers unique new hybrid technologies, including the world-first application of a supercapacitor for hybridization, new materials technology, and unsurpassed Lamborghini performance. Its futuristic design clearly intimates the first electrification of a production Lamborghini and the ground-breaking hybrid technologies within, as does its Sián moniker, meaning ‘flash of lightening’ in its homeland Bolognese dialect.
 
Producing combined thermal and electric power of 819 hp, the Sián FKP 37 has the lowest-ever weight-to-power ratio of any V12 Lamborghini, and accelerates on specially-developed Pirelli P Zero tires from 0-100 km/h in under 2.8 seconds, reaching a top speed of over 350 km/h. At a price of over two million euro plus taxes, each owner of the already-sold 63 units will specify their unique car in conjunction with Lamborghini’s Centro Stile and Ad Personam team.
 
Automobili Lamborghini at IAA 2019
 
Lamborghini’s stand includes dedicated areas for its Ad Personam and client specification lounges, including a special display of Alcantara materials: the Made in Italy fabric that offers personalized solutions enhancing the comfort and exclusivity of a Lamborghini’s interior.  Two Ad Personam renditions of the Huracán EVO Spyder and coupé are featured together with the Lamborghini Urus Super SUV.
 
The Urus in model year ’20 configuration defines new qualities of on-board life. Now included as standard is a soft-closing door function together with new connected services. These include Private e-Call and On-line Roadside Assistance and new functionalities connected to navigation and entertainment. The countless individualization possibilities have been further enriched. The Urus on display is painted in Blu Eleos and equipped with the new Chrome Package, accenting the car’s silhouette. The elegant interior is fitted out entirely in Bianco Polar (white) leather, including seats, lower parts, roof lining, carpeting and trunk up to the seat belts.
 
The Huracán EVO Spyder on display has been created by Ad Personam, Lamborghini’s personalization program, and its exterior color Rosso Epona, a matt multilayer paint, contrasts with the style package in high gloss black and black Narvi rims with diamond finish, underlining the unique design of the car. The interior is characterized by new leather sport seats in Rosso Andra with red stitching, thus matching the exterior color of the car. Surfaces are enriched by Lamborghini patented carbon skin.
 
The Huracán EVO Coupé on display in the Ad Personam Studio is painted in the new Ad Personam color Viola Mithras with a violet base and a bluish flame-changing appearance based on light reflections on the car. The exterior is completed by the style package in high gloss black and 20” Narvi rims in bronze. The interior is a combination of black leather and Alcantara, with details in bronze leather and violet stitching that reflects the exterior color. The ‘start and stop’ button cover is painted in the same color as the exterior.
 
The Lamborghini stand is completed by an area dedicated to Lamborghini Brand Extension, displaying the Lamborghini Menswear fashion line, accessories and the preview of a new bag collection, all inspired by Lamborghini materials and the design DNA.