Unveiled today at the Paris Motor Show is the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4, a 910 hp hybrid supercar, according to a press release issued today. With this car, Lamborghini pushes away their marriage to naturally aspirated motors and moves on to the electronically assisted hybrid powertrain.
(LPI = ‘longitudinale posteriore ibrido.’ Ibrido is Italian for hybrid. )
Powering the Asterion is a 5.2-liter V10 engine that, alone, puts out 610 hp. This power figure on its own is commendable. But when you add electricity via three electric motors, sparks fly and an additional 300 hp brings the power rating up to 910 hp. Working in cooperation with the engine is a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission located behind the engine at the rear axle.
All of this power results in a 0-62 mph time of just 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph. Under pure electric power, the top speed is 77.6 mph.
With it being a hybrid vehicle, range is going to be a topic of discussion. In the press release, Lamborghini touts that the Asterion has a pure electric range of 31 miles, putting it at the top of its class.
The exterior is infused with Lamborghini’s classic styling, but has a subtle freshness to it that we find very appealing. While the Aventador and previous supercars by Lamborghini looked incredibly aggressive, the Asterion is a bit toned down and, because of that, very stylish. Covering the exterior is a dazzling finish called “Blue Elektra.” One familiar design that you may spot on the Asterion are the taillights, which look very similar to those of the Veneno.
Stay with us for more information on the Lamborghini Asterion as it is released.