Lamborghini Automobili has revealed the company’s first plug-in hybrid, the Lamborghini Asterion LPI910-4 concept in October this year at the Paris Motor Show and it was a bit of a surprise–not because it wasn’t announced beforehand, but because it’s a hybrid–the first of the Lamborghini kind to surface in this war against fossil fuels.
The Asterion is a technology demonstrator by the Lamborghini, representing what is possible with current technology and manufacturing methods.
Following the reveal, Lamborghini’s chief, Stephan Winkelmann said the the Asterion was only a technical exercise, showcasing what Lamborghini was capable of building. There was however, no word of any production model to follow. But now, a new report from AutoCar says the Asterion may actually head into production, after speaking with Lambo’s current head of R&D, Maurizio Reggiani.
Reggiani disclosed that he and others within the company’s division have begun considering a price for the Asterion, should it be approved and as of now, the price could be around the same as an Aventador or £350,000 in Britain (INR 2.75 crores).
The Asterion gets a 5.2-litre V10 with 610hp on tap, no turbo or supercharging, while two electric motors sit at the front axles, powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and a new dual-clutch seven-speed automatic with an additional integrated third motor. The combined output for the Asterion is 910hp with a 0-62 time of just three seconds and a top speed of 320 kmph.
A new colour, dubbed ‘Blue Elektra’, makes its debut on the Asterion Concept.
All-electric travel is also possible for up to 50 km and 125 kmph on a full charge.
Reggiani didn’t say when the Asterion could reach production, but he did say Lamborghini was impressed at positive feedback from customers and press alike. So, let’s see how far it goes before reaching the table of approval.
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Source – AutoCarUK