Lamborghini has announced its first plug-in hybrid showpiece, and it’s quite beautiful. The Asterion LPI 910-4 packs in a 5.2-liter V10 with 610 horsepower, and its trio of electric motors beef up that latter figure another 300 (hence the 910 moniker).Those numbers puts the hypercar in the same neighborhood as McLaren’s P1 and the LaFerrari hybrid.
In terms of speed, the blue machine can hit 0 to 60 MPH (0 to 100 km/h) in three seconds and tops out at just under 200 MPH (320 km/h).
What’s more, the Asterion can reach 78 MPH (125 km/h) using only electric power, traveling around 31 miles (50km) without firing up the main engine. As this is more of a proof of concept than anything else, there’s no word on pricing and availability, or whether more than one will even be made. However, feel free to ogle the leather-wrapped cockpit after the break.
The interior uses contrasting ivory and brown leathers
The three-panel transparent engine cover represents the three driving modes: electric, hybrid and gas power
The Lamborghini Asterion shows some fresh styling elements
Stephan Winkelmann and the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4
The Lamborghini Asterion in Paris