Lamborghini has announced that the Asterion LP I910-4 will make an appearance at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2015, later this week. The mid-engined hybrid concept will hope to win the crown of the design award in the ‘Concept Cars and Prototypes’ category at the annual historic car event, which is held at the Villa Erba, on the shores of Lake Como.
Built around a lightweight carbon fibre monocoque chassis, the Asterion is powered by a longitudinally positioned 5.2-litre V10 FSI engine, which works in conjunction with three electric motors. The total power output of the Asterion, as the name indicates, is a monstrous 910 horsepower, which is sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox.
In its standard mode, with the electric motors assisting the petrol mill, the Asterion LP I910-4 can hit 100kmph in just 3.0 seconds going on to hit a top speed of 320kmph. In the pure electric mode, power is sent just to the front wheels, though the car’s impressive propulsion systems ensure that the car can achieve 125kmph even in this mode.
Though Lamborghini might have missed the boat at being one of the first manufacturers to come up with hybrid supercars, the Asterion does hint at the exciting possibilities for the Italian manufacturer’s future hypercars. The Asterion, when it goes into production, will rub shoulders with other hybrid supercars like the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder and the upcoming Koenigsegg Regera.