Lamborghini pays homage to Bologna porticos with hybrid Sián


UNESCO has named the porticos of Bologna a World Heritage Site, following years of work by the municipality of the Emilia-Romagna Region and its partners. 

Automobili Lamborghini paid homage to Bologna's porticos, which are defined as a structure with styled columns that support a roof, with the Lamborghini Sián. The hybrid Sián packs a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 and a supercapacitor to produce 807hp. It can run from zero to 100kph in less than 2.9 seconds, and top speed sits at a cozy 350kph.


With its 62 kilometers of porticoes, the oldest of which date back to the 12th century, one of Bologna’s most characteristic architectural symbols becomes recognizable all over the world, Lamborghini said.

The porticoes have also been described in famous poems, songs, and novels. They include the oldest portico of the Alemanni to the world’s longest portico leading to the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca atop Colle della Guardia, made up of 666 arches over 3,796 meters.


UNESCO’s recognition of Bologna’s porticoes marks the 58th site worldwide awarded for cultural and social interest. UNESCO, or the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, was established after the Second World War to build peace through international cooperation in education, the sciences, culture, communication, and information.


The Sián is part of Direzione Cor Tauri, or the roadmap of greener future Lamborghini models.

In Cor Tauri, the Italian marque will celebrate its last year of the combustion engine from this year to 2022, shift to hybrid power by the end of 2024, and afterwards, will change the lineup to full electric offerings. 

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