|Lamborghini Asterion Concept|
|Introduction||2014 Paris Motor Show|
|Body Style||2-door coupé|
|Weight||1,800 kg (3,968 lb)|
|Engine||5.2 L V10|
The Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 (LPI is an abbreviation for Longitudinale Posteriore Ibrido) is a concept car manufactured by Lamborghini, which was unveiled in the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The car is named after a Minotaur called Asterion and was to be Lamborghini's first hybrid car. The half man - half bull Minotaur was chosen keeping in mind Lamborghini's tradition of naming their cars after a bull while alluding to its usage of different modes of power.
The car has a V10 engine producing 602 bhp and twin motors on the front axle besides a Lithium Ion battery pack producing a combined power of 296 bhp. The batteries are placed in the central shaft, which improves the car's safety and centre of gravity. It has a top speed of 320 km/h which reduces to 125 km/h when running solely on electric power. The car is a Grand tourer and has a battery range of 50 km. The hybrid technology adds 250 kg to the overall weight of the car. The car has a sharp angular design and has a carbonfibre monocoque and a carbonfibre composite plastic body. The interiors have a minimalistic layout with the seats placed higher and the windshield more vertical than other cars by the brand to provide additional comfort.
Current Status Edit
The car, which is Lamborghini's first hybrid, was introduced as a 'technology demonstrator'. Stephan Winkelmann, the President and CEO of Lamborghini, claimed in an interview with Autocar that the Asterion will not enter production and was being shelved in favour of the Lamborghini Urus. According to him, it was done on the basis of customer reaction which favoured hybrid technology only if it came with added performance. The car was planned to compete with similar hybrid cars, including the McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder. The car made its debut in the racing video game Real Racing 3 in a 2015 update.
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