Lamborghini has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid, the Asterion LPI 910-4. Conceived and developed entirely in-house by Lamborghini, Asterion is a technology demonstrator representing a Lamborghini model that could be realistically produced today, using technologies currently available and drawing on Lamborghini’s own expertise. The V10 5.2 l longitudinally-placed, naturally aspirated mid-engine provides a maximum power output 610-horsepower with 413 lb-ft of torque. Combined with the three electric motors providing a further 300-horsepower, total hybrid power is achievable to a maximum of 910-horsepower. The combined action of the two systems ensures an exceptional dynamic impulse: acceleration of 0-60 mph takes place in 3.0 seconds. With a top hybrid/combined speed of 199 mph, the Asterion LPI 910-4 also reaches up to 78 mph under pure electric power. More importantly for city driving the Asterion has a pure electric range of 31 miles.
The Blue Elektra glittered color of the Asterion as well as the new design language reflect the technological concept behind the car. The clear, minimal and modern interior of the Asterion reflects the exterior design yet with a classic look and feel. Internally, the two seats are positioned higher than those in Lamborghini super sports cars, ensuring a car for comfortable every day cruising rather than extreme performance and handling. Extensive Bianco Celaeno (ivory) and Marrone Attis (brown) leather confirm the luxurious drive experience. The Asterion’s steering wheel includes three buttons from which the driver selects his engine driving mode: Zero – for zero emissions/full electric; I for “Ibrido” (hybrid); and T for “Termico” (thermal) power. Finally, a portable tablet allows the car’s occupants to manage climate control and other functions including GPS and in-car infotainment.
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