Lamborghinis have a very good reputation in luxury cars, but now it adds the 3 best qualities that can have
a vehicle, elegance, speed and economy. At the Paris Motor Show last week, where Lamborghini showed a concept that qualified the Asterion LPI 910-4, an elegant coupe, which shows how Lamborghini could build its first plug-in hybrid and not lose its soul in the process.
It still has a 5.2-liter V10 engine linked to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The novelty is the incorporation of three electric motors, which one by acting as a start generator on the engine and two on the front axle providing an all-wheel-drive drive. The lithium-ion battery is stored in the tunnel, where the transmission would normally go, it has enough power to carry the Asterion at about 31 miles per hour with electricity only.
Lamborghini says the combined system can produce 910 horsepower at the maximum point, enough to propel it to 62 mph in three seconds. Those batteries give the Asterion a fuel economy of 63.5 mpg in European standards, or approximately 50 mpg for US measures, comparing it with the Toyota Prius in terms of its economic performance on fuel, of course.