Lamborghini Asterion targets McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari

By Peter Chubb - Oct 2, 2014

Lamborghini finally lifted the lid on the Asterion LPI 910-4, which when we look over its specs has two targets in sight, the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari, although we should not forget about the Porsche 918 Spyder. Lamborghini goes about the Hybrid thing a little different, but will it be an inspiration like the P1 and LaFerrari?

The Asterion LPI 910-4 is the first plug-in Hybrid from Lamborghini, and will pack a punch with a 5.2-liter V10 engine pushing out 610 horsepower, which works in conjunction with three electric motors, adding another 300 horses to the mix, giving a total of 910 horsepower. Those power figures put the Asterion right in McLaren and Ferrari territory.

Lamborghini Asterion plug-in Hybrid

Projected Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 performance figures – Lamborghini suggests that the coming together of these power units will allow its new hypercar to go from 0-60 mph in three seconds and hit a top speed of a fraction below 200 miles per hour.

Those figures are also similar to the rival models, but what we do find of interest with the new Lambo is reaching a speed of 78 mph just by using the trio of electric motors, and will have a range of 31 miles. These are based on not even turning the combustion engine on.

Wishful thinking – The Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 plug-in Hybrid is only a proof of concept and so we do not know its price, when it will be released, and if it will ever get made in the first place.

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Lamborghini Asterion targets McLaren's P1, Ferrari LaFerrari

  • Vincent

    Yeah! You’re probably right about that.I dont quite like its shape but the color is good.The body shape resembles little bit of 911.Not wholly.
    Lamborghini is underestimating it’s car.At 910 hp the 0-60 time is never below 3.1 sec and top speed is never below 210 mph.P1 looks hideous.Wonder how they had the courage to announce P1 as sucessor to F1 when top speed is below 220 mph and acceleration below 2.5 using such advanced F1 technology.
    Mclaren! Those ugly curves and ordinary performance are not going to win you any acclaim.Lap times are pretty good though.

  • it doesn’t look aggressive bada$$ enough IMO…might be very capable under the hood but I can’t see customers choosing this over LaFerrari or the P1