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August 21, 2019

An Electric Powered Lamborghini (At Least Some Electric Power)

by Mike –

Lamborghini unveiled its first plug-in hybrid car at the 2014 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile. The Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 is a concept car and may not actually go into production.

I wish it would go into production it is the best looking Lamborghini since the first Gallardo many years ago. I wonder if Giorgetto Giugiaro had anything to do with this design?

Using plug-in hybrid technology and eventually all electric power is expected for a modern super car manufacturer.

Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

From the Lamborghini press release

Asterion LPI 910-4 – LP stands for ‘longitudinale posteriore’, the position of the conventional engine, I stands for ‘ibrido’, 910 for the system power and 4 for the permanent 4WD system – is the new concept of a new kind of dream car designed by Lamborghini starting from an intuition: the key for anticipating the future lies in a transformation and hybridisation of Lamborghini’s own DNA.

Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

With the Asterion, a hyper cruiser is born: a mix of elegance with the pure seduction offered by driving a Lamborghini, a car whose powerful engine meets the sustainability of hybrid technology, thanks also to its lightweight chassis in carbon fiber.

The Lamborghini Asterion is inspired by a legend: Asterion is the proper name of the mythical Minotaur, a hybrid figure and symbolic crossbreed telling a story of the powerful fusion between intellect and instinct, part man and part bull, creating an ever powerful archetype.

Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

Thus, Lamborghini sticks to its tradition of giving its models a name taken from the world of bulls, but at the same time adding an innovative element, a hybrid DNA: the strength of a bull delivered by the naturally aspirated engine is combined with the human rationale delivered by the hybrid technology.

This is how Lamborghini prepares for the future with the Asterion, the first hyper cruiser. 

Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

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Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

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An Electric Powered Lamborghini (At Least Some Electric Power)
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An Electric Powered Lamborghini (At Least Some Electric Power)
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Lamborghini introduces it's first plug-in hybrid car.
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