Lamborghini Goes Plug-in Hybrid With 910-hp Asterion Concept

Posted: Oct 4 2014, 2:01pm CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Lamborghini goes plug-in hybrid with 910-hp Asterion concept
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Lamborghini's Asterion LPI 910-4 offers power on par with the LeFerrari

Lamborghini has long been on the bleeding edge of auto engineering as far as powerful powertrains and lightweight materials. Notwithstanding, its partners over at Mclaren and Ferrari have it beat with regards to charge, each one having presented a cross breed lead finally year's Geneva Motor Show. In Paris, Lamborghini formally surpassed those marques, showing it first crossover, a 910-hp module with more than 30 miles (50 km) of all-electric driving reach. Lamborghini's Asterion LPI 910-4 offers control comparable to the LeFerrari (in any case we wince at referencing that model name) and Mclaren P1, yet its module mixture drive gives a respectable all-electric scope of 31 miles (50 km). That go is all the more comparable to the 38-mile (61-km) Chevy Volt than it is with the 6.2-mile (10-km) P1 (the Leferrari doesn't have a full-electric mode).

"Lamborghini continues to focus on weight reduction as a means to reducing CO2, for example through the investment in carbon fiber engineering, which also contributes to our quest for the best super sports car handling and performance," says Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann. "To significantly reduce emissions on a car in this moment, however, plug-in electrification is the best option for us, because for Lamborghini such a car must still provide a truly emotional driving experience. In the Asterion this is guaranteed through a naturally aspirated engine that is combined with PHEV technology, which not only offers exceptionally low CO2 emissions of 98 g/km, but a practical pure electric driving range of 50 km."

Lamborghini alludes to the Asterion as an innovation demonstrator, however the auto likewise puts on an exhibition in styling, trying different things with more back threw extents than we're accustomed to seeing from Sant'agata Bolognese. Indeed, when Lamborghini discharged a shadowy teaser of the profile several weeks back, theory recommended it may be another tackle the Estoque vehicle idea. Rather, it is a two-seat two-entryway with an amplified roofline that shafts straight go into a bulky backside.

The front windshield o the other hand stands more upright than on the normal Aventador or Huracán, and the ensuing measurements give the auto the notorious "jumping feline" look that is ever-prevalent with auto originators. We think Lamborghini would do well to join such styling into its generation line, giving some more visual refinement between models.

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