The Lamborghini Asterion Hybrid Won't Actually Be Built
After teasing us incessantly for the past few weeks, Lamborghini finally pulled the curtain back on the Asterion, and immediately, it struck everyone's attention. After all, it's the first hybrid ever built by the famed Italian automaker. Even with CEO Stephan Winkelmann's strong opposition to hybrid power, it somehow managed to make it to the show floor. But that's about as far as it's going to get. Speaking to Maxim, Winkelmann said “I strongly believe that this is not a car that will be in production and we will not do it.” Well, there you go. From the beginning, the Asterion was always labeled as a “technological demonstrator” and not even a real concept car, so this doesn’t come as a real surprise. While Winkelmann did dismiss making the Asterion, he did concede that some of its technology could end up in the upcoming Urus SUV. Even more interesting, the next-gen R8 could use a form of the Asterion’s drivetrain too. PHOTOS: See More of the Hybrid Lamborghini Asterion
Speaking with Car, Audi’s Development head Ulrich Hackenberg said that they will be making a plug-in hybrid version of the upcoming supercar and that the Asterion shows this is completely possible since the two use the same chassis.
Will we get the exact same layout? That’s not clear. What is clear is the Volkswagen Group is diving heavily into the electrification game, even if Lamborghini doesn’t want to.
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