Paris 2014: Lamborghini Asterion Picture

Lamborghini debuted this concept at the Paris Motor Show - their first hybrid supercar following in the footsteps of their sister brand, Porsche's, 918 supercar. The Asterion has the same 610hp engine as the recently released Huracan, but adds to it three electric motors to bolster the power by a further 300hp, earning it the LP910-4 moniker and ensuring that its performance on the road will be nothing short of blistering. Given the Volkswagen Group's recent swing towards hybrid electric powertrains, with the aforementioned Porsche 918 and the Audi A3 e-Tron, it's perhaps no surprise that Lamborghini would also be looking in this direction.

For those wondering about the name, with Lamborghini usually opting for the names of fighting bulls for their cars, Asterion refers to two sacred kings of Crete in Greek mythology, one of whom was supposedly the minotaur at the centre of the legendary labyrinth, with the face of a bull and the body of a man. (Or, at least, that's what Wikipedia tells me, seems reasonable enough to me but my Greek mythology is not all that great!)
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