The Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4, unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, represents Lamborghini's foray into the world of plug-in hybrids. This concept car is an impressive blend of Lamborghini's iconic design, power, and a nod towards eco-friendliness, a peek into the future of supercar manufacturing.
The Asterion Concept's impressive powerplant was a harmonious blend of conventional and electric propulsion. The hybrid drivetrain was comprised of a 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine — the same used in the Lamborghini Huracan — and three electric motors. The V10 engine alone produced a formidable 610 horsepower, with the electric motors contributing an additional 300 horsepower. This potent combination yielded a total output of 910 horsepower, hence the '910-4' in its nomenclature.
Capable of racing from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in a brisk 3.0 seconds, the Asterion Concept's top speed was a jaw-dropping 320 km/h (198.8 mph) when both the petrol engine and electric motors were engaged. Read more
Retaining Lamborghini's flair for dramatic design, the Asterion Concept sported a unique aesthetic, blending the brand's signature angularity with a more classic, curvaceous silhouette. It boasted a broad, commanding stance, its sleek bodywork finished in a striking blue Elektra hue.
Inside, the cabin was awash with luxury, featuring ivory and brown leather upholstery, accents of aluminum, titanium, and forged carbon fiber, culminating in an atmosphere of refined elegance. The vehicle also featured a center console tablet, providing control over various functions, including climate control and navigation.
The Asterion Concept stood out for its plug-in hybrid configuration, able to run purely on electric power for a range of 50 km (31 miles) — a significant feat for a supercar. With CO2 emissions of just 98 g/km, the Asterion Concept defied the conventional image of gas-guzzling supercars.