Lamborghini hasn't totally ruled out the possibility of producing the Asterion concept shown early October at the Paris Motor Show.
Shortly after making its world debut in Paris, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann described the Asterion concept as being a "technological demonstrator" without potential to reach production. Now, the company's head of research and development Maurizio Reggiani says Lamborghini is currently having discussions about the potential price tag of the car.
According to Autocar, sources close to Lamborghini have suggested that if green-lighted for production, the Asterion would cost just about the same as the Aventador plus the hybrid hardware which could jack up the price to approximately £350,000.
We remind you the Asterion combines a 610 HP V10 5.2-liter naturally aspirated engine with two front axle-mounted electric motors, lithium-ion battery pack and a new dual-clutch seven-speed automatic gearbox incorporating a third electric motor. With a 910 HP combined output, it completes the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 3 seconds and tops out at 199 mph (320 km/h).
The Lamborghini Asterion concept can also be driven solely on electric power for up to 31 miles (50 km) during which it can hit 78 mph (125 km/h). When running in hybrid mode it grants a fuel consumption of just 4.2 liters / 100 km (56 mpg US or 67.2 mpg UK) with 98 g/km of CO2 emissions.
The reason why Lamborghini has decided to move forward with the Asterion's development has to do with a positive reaction from the media and public which have increased the possibility of seeing a production version.