The Lamborghini fan might be surprised, but that the Italian brand presents a new hybrid plug-in supercar - the first time the manufacturer combines two different drives - is due both to the interest that is awakening in these areas to reduce the environmental impact and bring the latest technology in these supercars, as the Volkswagen Group, owner of Lamborghini, has this technology available.
Lamborghini presents its Asterion LP1, with attractive lines as usual and a luxurious interior with combining leather with aluminium and a structure-specific carbon fiber (called Forged Composite). What changes is what lies under the hood, predictable from the pilot's seat, which looks ahead three buttons to choose the driving mode, "zero", to go completely silent in electric, "I" for'hibrido and "T" for combustion engine, either combining the different engines than only using the thermal engine with its unique sound.
Under the glass plates in the rear, the V10 engine of 5.2 liters volume, which develops its 610 hp with 560 Nm, the typical style of roaring Lamborghinis, is located. But apart from this known motor the Asterion has three electric motors with a total of 300 horsepower, powered by a pack of lithium-ion located in the center tunnel of the vehicle. Altogether it will have about 910 hp.
This system will provide the expected benefits and speed of a Lamborghini, but can reduce consumption by about 4.1 liters per 100 km/h and emits just 98 g/km, using the electric motors by driving, allowing a purely electric range of 50 miles in silence, something completely unusual in a Lamborghini, but not unattractive.
We talk about a top speed of 320 km/h and an acceleration in three seconds from 0-100 km/h; but electric motors at the same time allow a better driving in the city, a striking "cruising" noiselessly.
So far the Asterion is only a concept car. According to officials of the brand, the use of this modern technology is envisioned primarily in the highly anticipated Lamborghini 4Wheel Drive SUV. But it also depends on demand because some potential competitiors of supercars Lamborghini also offered hybrid versions.
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