With the Paris Motor Show just a day away, it came as a surprise when Lamborghini let the bull out of the bag and revealed a new vehicle called the Asterion LPI 910-4. Not only is it a 910-horse supercar with all-wheel-drive, but it’s also a plug-in gas-electric hybrid.
According to Autoblog, the prime motivation is Lamborghini’s 5.2L V10 and seven-speed DSG that was borrowed from the Huracán. When combined to three electric motors (giving a total of 300 horsepower), the Lambo ends up putting out almost 900 horsepower by American standards. This power output matches the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari and likely will perform similarly, with the 0-62 mph sprint in three seconds with a top speed on either side of 200 mph; in pure electric mode, one could expect to have a slightly faster top speed than a Citroen 2CV and go 31 miles on a charge.
Styling continues the current Lamborghini idiom but exposes a softer side to recent offerings. Is it a new direction or just an evolution of the current design language? That, plus production possibilities, are things we’ll learn once the Paris Motor Show begins tomorrow.