Lamborghini’s show-stopper of a concept car wasn’t ever meant to preview a production vehicle, but that might be about to change.
Following an especially warm reception at its Paris Motor Show debut, AutoCar reports that Lamborghini’s management is reconsidering its position on whether or not it will graduate the Asterion to series production, marking Lamborghini’s plug-in hybrid product and a great departure from its current products. The V10 hybrid powertrain makes a combined 910 hp via a 5.2-liter V10 and three electric motors. One of those motors sits between the engine and the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission while the other two power the front axle.
Despite its high output, the Asterion concept is mean to be more of a comfortable car to drive over long distances than a hardcore performance vehicle like other exotic Italian plug-in hybrids.
Development costs will be relatively low if Lamborghini decides to follow through with the plan because the Asterion borrows heavily from current Lamborghini products. For example it uses the lower part of the Aventador’s carbon fiber monocoque chassis and modified versions the Huracan’s sub frames on both ends. The report claims that the powertrain will also carry over from the concept unchanged.
AutoCar also claims the concept could arrive as soon as 2016 with a price tag of £350,000 or roughly $547,000.
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