Lamborghini Asterion put on hold in favour of Urus SUV

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Source : Lamborghini Asterion put on hold in favour of Urus SUV

Plans to develop the £350,000 Lamborghini Asterion sports car have been put on hold for the moment

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Plans to develop the Lamborghini Asterion 2+2 are on hold, as the firm concentrates on the launch of the Urus SUV in addition to evaluates future design plans.

Described at the Paris motor show last year by Lamborghini as a “technology demonstrator”, the Asterion was notable for combining its 5.2-litre V10 having a fresh seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, a lithium ion battery pack in addition to two electric motors on the front axle.

Despite reports in which the Asterion could make production, company CEO Stephan Winkelmann said in which will be currently unlikely.

“in which was built to show what we might do if the regulations forced us to have 30 miles of electric range as well as high-speed performance,” he said. “Because of the weight of the batteries, we also took the opportunity to make the automobile bigger in addition to roomier. We wanted to see customer reactions.

“They told us in which they were open to innovation, including hybrid technology, however only if in which came with the benefit of added performance. A Lamborghini super-sports car will be driven maybe 3000 miles a year, not every day, so the electrification has to offer an added intensity to justify its inclusion.”

The Asterion was pitched as a supercar rival for the likes of the McLaren P1 in addition to Porsche 918 Spyder. If bought to production, the Asterion might have had a cost tag of around £350,000.

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