OCT 02nd 2014

Paris Motor Show: Lamborghini Asterion

Volkswagen Group night: a pre-motor show one-hit per brand tradition, but the blaring engine note of a Lamborghini V10 or V12 was notably absent. Instead Lamborghini’s Paris reveal glided silently out, though the Asterion LPI 910-4’s impact was not diminished by the lack of internal combustion.

It’s a PHEV (plug-in electric vehicle) hybrid then, though here the extension lead plugs into a battery pack feeding three electric motors to allow 30 miles of electric-only range. Oh, and then there’s a 610hp 5.2-litre V10 to help, and four-wheel drive, too. Very Lambo. All that combined means 910hp, a 0-62mph time of 3.0sec, 199mph and 98g/km. Yes, really. Lamborghini describes it as a ‘hyper cruiser’ and we’re not about to question that. Also, just look at it. We want…

Lamborghini Asterion

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