The 910 horsepower Lamborghini Asterion – a hybrid we’d all love!

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 by

Automobili unveils its first plug-in hybrid, the Asterion LPI 910-4. Making its world debut at the Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, the newest Raging Bull is still at its conceptual stages, but is following the brand’s DNA well.

Lamborghini Asterion front

Based on a monocoque made entirely of carbon fibre, the Asterion is powered by a 5.2 litre V10 engine which is located longitudinally as a mid-engine. The lightning quick 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is housed behind the engine, at the rear transaxle.

Lamborghini Asterion interior

The V10 5.2 l longitudinally-placed, naturally aspirated mid-engine provides a maximum power output of 610 hp with 560 Nm of maximum torque available. Combined with the three electric motors providing a further 300 hp, total hybrid power is achievable to a maximum of 910 hp. The combined action of the two propulsion systems ensures an exceptional dynamic impulse: acceleration of 0-100 km/h takes place in 3.0 seconds.

Lamborghini Asterion interior

But it’s more than just brute force, for the Asterion provides all-important urban driving under purely electric power, a significant range of 50 km. With a top hybrid/combined speed of 320 km/h the Asterion LPI 910-4 also reaches up to 125 km/h under pure electric power.

Lamborghini Asterion side

And just incase the name had you raising a brow, here’s the breakdown; Asterion LPI 910-4 – LP stands for ‘longitudinale posteriore’, the position of the conventional engine; I stands for ‘ibrido’; 910 for the system power, and 4 for the permanent 4WD system.

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