Lamborghini Asterion

At the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Lamborghini unveiled the Asterion LPI 910-4 hybrid concept car. This is the first hybrid Lamborghini in the history of the company (“Asterion” was the traditional proper name of another hybrid – namely, the half-man, half-bull Minotaur of Greek legend).

Lamborghini Asterion

Until a few years ago, the thought of a hybrid was almost unheard of especially in a high-performance sports car and now Lamborghini presents the 2015 Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4. Called a technology demonstrator, Lambo presented the car just as a concept and there are no plans of it going in production as of now.

Lamborghini Asterion interiors

An Huracán-spec 602-hp 5.2-liter V-10 and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with an integrated motor/generator is at the back end, while two electric motors power the front wheels. Combined output of this mean machine is 897 horsepower, and a lithium-ion battery pack in what would otherwise be the transmission tunnel is said to be good for 31 miles with a top speed of 78 mph in EV mode. Wake the gas engine, and the Asterion should hit 60 in a flat three seconds and continue to a top speed of 199 mph.The Asterion’s batteries are no mere ploy to satisfy the CO2 reduction lobby – although they will certainly do that as well. Instead, they give the car a 50 km (31-mile) electric only range – nearly triple what even the Porsche 918 is capable of achieving, the only other hybrid hyper-car with any significant EV potential.

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The Asterion does a 0-100 kph in 3 seconds flat, and an electronically controlled speed of 320 kph. If it’s any consolation for purist, the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 is still a concept and for now the company has no future plans for it.

Lamborghini asterion interior

Although Lamborghini has unveiled its asterion its near plans are all concentrated on the URUS which looks like a concept SUV.till then the asterion will just be a concept and the most anticipated hybrid car

The Lamborghini asterion will be into production no earlier than 2018 and at a price anywhere from $200,000 for a California-fighting GT to a half a million if Lambo goes with the 900-hp version.

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Akash
An automobile engineer by profession and a racer by DNA. Be it a supercar or an off-roader anything on 4 wheels has my attention.