Lamborghini recently unveiled its first ever plug in hybrid car at
the 2014 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile. The hybrid system is powered by a
naturally aspirated 5.2 l V10 engine which is combined with three electric
motors and delivers a total power of 910 hp which is enough to accelerate it
from 0-100 km/h in 3.0 s and achieve a top speed of 320 kmph. On the electric
motors the Asterion LPI 910-4 has a range of 50km.
Lamborghini has incorporated various technological innovations on
the Asterion LPI 910-4 which include a carbon fibre monocoque. The overall
design of the new Asterion LPI 910-4 bears no resemblance with any of its
counterparts and is a blissful surprise from Lamborghini to say the least. The
Asterion has been wholly conceived and developed in-house by Lamborghini and
incorporates many technological aspects present in their current production
As a demonstration of what Lamborghini aims to do in the future and
is currently capable of producing the Asterion LPI 910-4 is a car which can be
realistically produced today drawing on the current generation technologies and
Lamborghini’s in-house expertise. The major agenda behind the production of
this vehicle is to engineer a light weight, fuel efficient green vehicle. The
Asterion LPI 910-4 delivers just that with a low CO2 emission of 98 g/km, 23 km
to the litre and an adequate range of 50 km on the battery. The Asterion’s
heart has been mated to a fast shifting 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The 5.2l engine churns out 560Nm of torque.
The three electric motors provide an additional 300hp.
The Asterion has been designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile, even
though the Asterion is a true bred Lamborghini on the inside but the design is
unmistakably different from any of the previous Lamborghinis launched. The
Asterion boasts of curves and smooth flowing lines along the flat planes
distinguished side panels. The matrix air dams on the side and front panels add
to the sporty design language and enhance the light-weighting of the car. A
transparent engine cover in the rear is an aesthetic detail linking to the
hybrid technology beneath, comprised of three hexagonal glasses that turn
according to the engine driving modes which are - pure electric, hybrid power
or pure thermal engine power.
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