A new Lamborghini concept car has been revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October 2014.
The full name is the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 and it’s a petrol / electric hybrid two seat GT car. It is the most powerful Lamborghini they’ve ever built.
At the moment it’s a one-off technical exercise but you never know what might happen if interest is high enough.
The power unit is the 602bhp 5.2-litre V10 from the Huracan which sends power to the back wheels. In addition, there are three electric motors producing a combined 296bhp giving power to the front wheels together with a boost to the back wheels as well. In hp (rather than the British bhp) this totals 910.
I don’t have any photographs I can share at the moment but there are some videos.
I really like the design and I hope this signals a desire by Lamborghini to get back into the GT sector of the car industry.
Because it didn’t meet US regulations, the Lamborghini Islero was replaced by the Lamborghini Jarama in 1970. It is a 2+2 sports coupe that filled the space between the two-seater supercar, the Miura and the two door but four seat Espada.
The Lamborghini Islero tends to be the forgotten 2+2 Lambo that was built in 1968 and ’69 to replace the 400GT. It was replaced by the Jarama, another car that doesn’t have the reputation of most of the marque.
The Lamborghini Huracan is the 2014 replacement for its best selling model ever, the Gallardo.
It first appeared at the Geneva show in early 2014 and then went into production. The name came from a famous Spanish fighting bull from 1879. Huracán means hurricane in Spanish. Huracán is also the Mayan god of wind, storm and fire.
The list of Lamborghini mid-engine supercars is short. The Miura, the Countach, the Diablo, the Murcielago and then, from 2011 on wards, the Lamborghini Aventador.
Lamborghini have announced that production will be limited to just 4,000 units and, despite the huge price tag and the economic problems, the Aventador LP700-4 is selling at the rate of about 1,000 a year.