In the world of supercars use of electric motors is not a novelty, have long been known fantastic characteristics during acceleration. This is the first gasoline-electric hybrid Lamborghini.
Lamborghini Asterion Exterior
According to the manufacturer, this car displays Lamborghini’s new design. This vehicle will definitely stand apart from other current models, while still sticking to the overall Lamborghini style.
The single-component nose of the Lamborghini Asterion is pretty much reminiscent of the legendary Lamborghini Miura.
If seen up front, double-layered air intakes (Lamborghini’s first) can be noticed, as well as the brand new headlights which resemble eyes with eyebrows.
The Asterion uses 20” and 21” wheels and Pirelli tires.
Interior of Lamborghini Asterion
The Asterion is a pure 2-seater, covered in a somewhat lighter tan and brown carbon-fiber trim.
The carbon-fiber monocoque chassis is inspired by the Aventador’s. The doors open outward instead of upward, easing the entry and egress. In the middle of the car, there is an engine cover, composed of three hexagonal glass pieces turning in accordance with the drive modes of the car – EV, hybrid or gas-only.
The cabin is significantly roomier than the one in Aventador, due to the roof, windshield and seats sitting much higher than ever before in a Lamborghini. This is for more comfortable cruising.
Seats are covered in ivory and brown leather. The steering wheel is also based on that of the Miura, but the Asterion’s wheel has 3 additional buttons controlling all three drive modes. At the center of the dashboard, there is a portable tablet, which controls climate settings, navigation, and infotainment.
Engine and performance
The Asterion is a plug-in hybrid and it has three propulsion units: a 610-hp 5.2-liter V10 and three electric motors. Altogether, the hyper cruiser delivers 910 hp. The V10 is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transaxle. Sitting between the engine and gearbox is an integrated starter motor-generator (ISG).
The Asterion is an all-wheel drive hyper cruiser. Two electric motors with torque vectoring are placed in the front axle, powered by a lithium battery located in the center tunnel.
The vehicle is estimated to achieve 56 US mpg and as little as 98 g/km of CO2, which exceeds the European 2021 requirements. It should be able to go 31 miles on a single charge.
The name Asterion LPI 910-4 speaks for itself. Asterion is the name of a mythical minotaur (a man-bull); LP stands for longitudinal posterior, whereas I is for ibrido (meaning “hybrid”); 910 tells how much horsepower it packs; 4 tells it’s all-wheel drive.
It should be able to develop acceleration 0-60 mph in 3 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph.
Price and release date
Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 concept was revealed on October 1, at the 2014 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile. The estimated msrp price is $1 million .
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