Lamborghini joins the hypercar game with Asterion LPI 910-4
We have a new contender entering the ring!
Lamborghini, not to be outdone by Italian rivals Ferrari have unveiled the Asterion LPI 910-4 hybrid at the Paris Motor Show.
The Asterion 910-4 as the name suggest is packing a fair bit of heat compared to its hybrid hyper-car competition the LaFerrari, and in turn McLaren P1 and Porsche 918, with a ridiculous 910HP (669KW) on tap thanks to a V10 5.2-litre naturally aspirated engine combined with not one, not two, but three electric motors delivers a total power of 669 kW/910 hp.
That is enough raw power for acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 3.0 s and a top speed of 320 km/h.
While it takes the crown for the hybrid with the most power, the Asterion also sports green figures with an electric only range of 50km and CO2 emissions reading a mere 98 g/km.
"The Asterion LPI 910-4 is a true Lamborghini: emotional, with a stunning design,
powerful, yet conceived more for comfortable luxury daily cruising than for ultimate
track performance" says Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann.
Other features of note are a fast shifting 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to put all that power to the road and seats positioned higher than those in Lamborghini super sports cars, ensuring a car for comfortable every day cruising rather than extreme performance and handling.
And that name? Well, Asterion is the proper name of the mythical Minotaur, a hybrid figure and symbolic crossbreed telling a story of the powerful fusion between intellect and instinct, part man and part bull, creating an ever powerful archetype.
Quite fitting for the first hybrid Lamborghini really.
• We'll have more from the Driven team in Paris over the next few days