Finally, Lamborghini Goes Hybrid

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2 Oct 2014
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Lamborghini Asterion-Concept

Lamborghini has finally decided to go Hybrid and wraps off its new Asterion concept, a V10 engine with plug-in Hybrid

 

Lamborghini has finally unveiled a new Hybrid plug-in concept named Asterion, at Paris Motor Show. It is a technology demonstrator from Lamborghini that offers an in-house developed 898bhp V10 petrol engine on a plug-in Hybrid drivetrain. Lamborghini officials said that the new Asterion concept will describe the unique riding experience of cruising a Lamborghini in combination of urban driveability. The all new Lamborghini Asterion concept is capable of going 31 miles on pure electric system.

The all new Asterion LPI910-4 was already on internet and automotive media prior to its introduction at Paris motor show 2014. There are several supercars using Hybrid technology and most of them including McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari LaFerrari, using petrol electric drivetrains but they are still focused on track performance. In the case of Lamborghini Asterion LPI910-4, it is more conceived for comfort and everyday cruising rather than ultimate track performance.

The Asterion LPI910-4 gets power from Lamborghini’s first ever plug-in petrol-electric Hybrid drivetrain. This latest Hybrid drivetrain is based on naturally aspirated 5.2litre V10 petrol engine which was previously used in Lamborghini Huracan.

This engine is longitudinally mounted to deliver 600 plus bhp and the torque of 413lb-ft. This power twirl shifted to the rear wheels via a seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

There are three powerful electric motors to help the engine, one is placed within the gearbox that directs the power to the rear wheels. Other two electric motors are directly mounted to the front axles to provide the direct front wheel drive. Together the electric motors develop 296bhp to raise the overall power output to 898bhp.

The Asterion claimed to have a top speed of 78 miles per hour on electric system and 199 miles per hour on engine power. Combined fuel economy is claimed 67mpg and very low carbon emissions.

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