Lamborghini is abandoning its plans to launch a series of its hybrid supercar Asterion, as all resources will be directed to the organization of production of the crossover Urus. This was announced by Autocar, quoting the head of the Italian brand Stefan Winkelmann.
According to the top manager, Asterion was created to demonstrate the capabilities of the brand and prove that it is ready to meet the new environmental requirements of cars. Lamborghini fans accepted the model with enthusiasm and therefore it was expected to appear in series production.
Asterion debuted in front of an audience at the Paris Motor Show last fall, being equipped with a unit developing 910 hp. It includes a 5.2-liter petrol V10 with 610 hp. and 3 electric motors. This combination allows acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3 seconds. On electricity alone, the model can travel 50 km, and fuel consumption in hybrid mode is only 4.2 l / 100 km. The maximum speed is limited to 320 km / h.
Following the tradition of giving its model names to bulls, Lamborghini named the model Asterion in honor of a minotaur - a hybrid between man and bull. At the presentation of the car, the head of the research and development department of the brand - Maurizio Reggiano, announced the approximate price of the hybrid when it was put on the market - about 350,000 euros.