Back in 2015 Lamborghini was showcasing the Asterion concept which was their first try for a hybrid car. While the car still is just a concept car, not too long ago Lamborghini said that even though the Asterion might remain just a concept, its power-train and idea are certainly going to be used on it or another similar car. This makes us think about the 2019 Lamborghini Asterion rumor which is expected to be Lamborghini’s all new model. This car would be slotted above the Aventador and it would be their most powerful model to date. There aren’t that many official details about this car but chances are it will use an already well known platform in order to be reliable and easy to build on.
The concept was marketed by Lamborghini as a two-seats grand tourer and not like a true hyper car which is a bit unusual for them. A car like this would certainly make sense but not with the power levels of the Asterion which are above any other Lamborghini to date. Because of that we think that this concept was merely a concept to showcase its powertrain and the production car is going to be quite a bit more different. For starters we expect a price of over $500,000 for the base model. Considering that its main competitors are going to be the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 then the Asterion will certainly be a unique car.
As we said, the rather interesting looking body with a longer front end than usual and a rather short back but with the engine still mounted in the middle is likely not going to be the production 2019 Lamborghini Asterion. This is simply because Lamborghini doesn’t really have such a platform. Instead we expect the car to get a similar look to that of the Aventador or the Huracan with a really short nose and a long body. This will allow them to provide the hyper-car look people are looking for and on top of that it would bear the perfect Lamborghini body shell.
While it is expected to be the most powerful Lamborghini to date, the Asterion should also boast one of the most comfortable and luxurious interiors they ever made. The dashboard, door covers and the roof are all going to be wrapped in Alcantara, real leather or aluminum and titanium inserts. Also the seats should be able to provide a good comfort level even after a few hundred miles. All of these will make it a better GT car than its competitors and it might be what it needs to make people fall in love with it.
2019 Lamborghini Asterion Power-train
Asterion comes from the Greek name of a minotaur which is a hybrid between a human and a bull. This is not only true to Lamborghini’s naming history but it is also quite clever because the 2019 Lamborghini Asterion is set to be a hybrid. The concept was using a 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 coupled to a motor-generator. Power-train of the the car also had a medium-sized battery pack and two electric front motors. The output for this system was 910 horsepower and a lot of torque.
The more interesting part is that the car was able to travel up to 30 miles on electricity alone at speeds of up to nearly 100 MPH which is quite a bit better than the competition. We would expect the production model to ditch the V10 from the Huracan in the favor of a smaller 4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 from Audi. This would not only offer more power and torque but it would be more efficient and it would improve the fuel efficiency of the car quite a bit considering that it would be able to provide a lot more torque than the V10 at much lower revs.
Nothing official has been said about the release date of Asterion. According to rumors, and some more reliable sources, the car is not expected before the year 2018. This is mostly due the fact that Lamborghini hasn’t resolved some of the technical issues with the car’s power-train, and exact place where Asterion will fit in Lamborghini’s collection. Considering all this, the Asterion will most likely be presented at the end of 2018 as 2019 year model. Official sales should be expected in the summer months of 2019.