The rumors were true; the Lamborghini Asterion uses a 5.2 liter V10 and three electric motors to put 910 horsepower down through all four wheels. It’s the raging bull brand’s first ever plug-in hybrid, and it’s most powerful car ever, theoretically capable of running side by side with competitors like the LaFerrari and McLaren P1.
The full, official name name is the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4, which denotes the 910 horsepower rating and all-wheel drive system. V10 engine rates at 610 horsepower, which alone would put the Asterion in supercar territory. Add to that three individual electric motors rated at 300 horsepower each (two at the front axle, one between the engine and dual clutch seven-speed transmission), and you’ve got a total power output that is the most ever seen in a Lamborghini.
The Asterion sits on a carbon fiber monocoque aiming to keep weight down, and Lamborghini claims that the entire hybrid system, including the battery, weighs in at about 250 kg. This system allows for an electric driving range of 31 miles between charges, and Lamborghini is claiming a fuel economy of 4.2 liters/100 km, or about 56 MPG. This ain’t your grandaddy’s gas guzzling Lamborghini.
The interior is equally indulgent, and designed more with cruising than corner-carving performance in mind. The visually-striking two seater is only a concept for now, and there’s no indication as to whether or not Lamborghini intends to put the Asterion into production. It’s a good time to be a green car fan boy, that much is for sure though.