Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 is a concept hybrid supercar which combines a
5.2-liter V10 engine with three electric motors for a combined output of 897
horsepower (669 kW). Lamborghini's first hybrid made its debut at the 2014 Paris
Mondial de l'Automobile.
The Asterion defines a solution to significantly reducing CO2 emissions through technologies available today, guaranteeing the unique Lamborghini driving feel with a smooth and reactive driveability and with superior power, including a pure electric range of 31 miles (50 km).
Conceived and developed entirely in-house by Lamborghini, the Asterion LPI 910-4 takes the design and cutting-edge engineering expertise found in the current Lamborghini product range, adding innovative hybrid technology, creating thus a Lamborghini that is clearly different - with a new, unexpected and sensual design, in line with the technical characteristics of the car - but yet is still unmistakably a Lamborghini.
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. 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.
Asterion LPI 910-4's Exterior Design
The Blue Elektra glittered color of the Asterion as well as the new design language reflect the technological concept behind the car.
Designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile, the Asterion contains the unmistakable Lamborghini DNA and heritage and yet is clearly different from the existing Lamborghini super sports car models.
The front end of the car is produced as a single component, giving the Asterion a dynamic look, emphasized through the positioning of its four 'eyes with eyebrows': headlights are realized in materials including forged carbon and titanium. The front air intakes are characterized by an active air cooling system which uses a double layered grid for the first time in a Lamborghini: one metal and one titanium grid are embedded into each other, one containing the Y leitmotiv and the other the hexagon theme, creating a tri dimensional effect and standing out against the body color.
The powerful rear end stands out for its shape and rear lights, including a grid covering two radiators, and a clear separation between body color and black parts. 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 mode: pure electric, hybrid power or pure thermal engine power.
The Pirelli tires are fitted to 20- and 21-inch rims in carbon components, and surrounded by well-defined mudguards embedded within the body of the car that contribute to the muscular road presence of the Asterion.
A lit tricolore flag on the door reminds of Asterion's Italian heritage and a discreet Raging Bull shield is embedded in the side of the car.