Lamborghini has officially unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show the all-new Asterion LPI 910-4 plug-in hybrid concept. In an interview for our colleagues from Maxim Magazine, Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini CEO has confirmed that the Asterion will not be built. 

I strongly believe that this is not a car that will be in production and we will not do it", said Lamborghini chief. In addition, Winkelmann conceded that elements seen on the Asterion could find a way into an upcoming Lamborghini SUV. 

Lamborghini Asterion
is Sant’Agata Bolognese response to the cars above. Created to be a “technology demonstrator representing a Lamborghini model that could be realistically produced today, using technologies currently available”, the Asterion uses the 5.2-liter V10 engine of the current Huracan. The unit is managed through a seven-speed double clutch gearbox, inside of which is installed an electric motor.

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There are also other two electric engines on the front axle. The V10 engine with the three electric motors guaranteeing a permanent four-wheel drive without being dependent on the battery’s state of charge. In pure electric drive mode only the two electric motors in the front are used.

The conventional engine has a maximum output of 610 hp with 560 Nm of maximum torque, while the three electric motors provide a further 300 hp. Total hybrid power reaches 910 hp.

The 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes place in 3.0 seconds while top speed reaches 320 km/h (202 mph). The Asterion LPI 910-4 concept reaches up to 125 km/h (77 mph) under pure electric power. Under purely electric power, a significant range of 50 km (31 miles) is offered.

Source: Lamborghini