Make no mistake, this “technology demonstrator” is a peek into Lamborghini’s not-too-distant future. The Asterion LPI-910 is an all-wheel-drive, plug-in hybrid supercar whose three-motor hybrid-electric setup (a starter-generator between the engine and gearbox, plus two electric motors on the front axle) is paired with the Huracan’s 5.2-liter V10.
The car’s 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox is mounted aft, so the transmission tunnel actually houses the lithium-ion battery.
Combined, the system delivers a monstrous 897 hp (910 metric hp, hence the name)—602 hp from the V10 and 295 from the electric motors. In addition to the commensurate performance—0-62 mph in 3 seconds flat—the Asterion is capable of traveling up to 50 km on electric power alone. Lamborghini reports a fuel-economy number of 57 mpg on the European test cycle, and CO2 emissions of 98 g/km.
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Any of you wondering why Lambo would go to this length to develop a hybrid system, there’s your answer—emissions reduction with no impact on performance. Our understanding is that the hybrid powertrain being showcased here is intended for full production use—not as a limited-run experiment.
897-hp Lamborghini Asterion LPI-910 previews Lambos’s hybrid future – Road & Track.