Thursday, 20 June 2019

Lamborghini Asterion Unveiled At Paris Auto Show

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Lamborghini Unveils First Eco-Friendly Hybrid Hyper Cruiser Car.

Lamborghini has unveiled the Asterion LPI 910-4 concept at the 2014 Paris Motorshow.

For those of you who are wondering what Asterion means, well, it is a mythical creature; a Minotaur.

This infact makes us understand the philosophy behind the Asterion.

A Minotaur is a creature from the Greek mythology which had the head of the bull and the body of a man, so it was a hybrid and yes that is exactly what the Asterion is a hybrid.

Yes, it is the first time Lamborghini has made a plug-in hybrid but that does not mean it has any less power.

The concept boasts of a 5.2-litre natural aspirated engine V10 which puts out 610bhpfrom the Huracan with three electric motors packing an extra 300bhp along with a seven-speed DSG.

This hardware setup has created the most powerful Lamborghini ever capable of unleashing a mighty 910bhp.

All this power helps the Asterion concept do a 0-62mph sprint in just 3 seconds and achieves a top speed of 200mph.

When it runs solely on electric power, the Asterion can attain a top speed of 78mph and can run for 30 miles.

Used as a hybrid, the Asterion has a combined fuel consumption of only 4.2 liters/62 miles.

In terms of design, the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 concept adopts a sharp angular design wrapped around in a Blue Elektra glittered color.

Inside, Lamborghini has implemented a minimalistic layout with two seats placed higher compared to usual Lamborghinis as a method to grant a more comfortable ride.

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Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars and, formerly, SUVs, which is owned by the Volkswagen Group through its subsidiary brand division Audi.

Lamborghini's production facility and headquarters are located in Sant'Agata Bolognese Italy.

In 2011, Lamborghini's 831 employees produced 1,711 vehicles.

Ferruccio Lamborghini, an Italian manufacturing magnate, founded Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini S.p.A. in 1963 to compete with established marques, including Ferrari.

The company gained wide acclaim in 1966 for the Miura sports coupé, which established rear mid-engine, rear wheel drive as the standard layout for high-performance cars of the era.

Lamborghini grew rapidly during its first decade, but sales plunged in the wake of the 1973 worldwide financial downturn and the oil crisis.

The firm's ownership changed three times after 1973, including a bankruptcy in 1978.

American Chrysler Corporation took control of Lamborghini in 1987 and sold it to Malaysian investment group Mycom Setdco and Indonesian group V'Power Corporation in 1994.

In 1998, Mycom Setdco and V'Power sold Lamborghini to the Volkswagen Group where it was placed under the control of the group's Audi division.

New products and model lines were introduced to the brand's portfolio and brought to the market and saw an increased productivity for the brand Lamborghini.

In the late 2000s, during the worldwide financial crisis and the subsequent economic crisis, Lamborghini's sales saw a drop of nearly 50 percent.

Lamborghini produces sports cars and V12 engines for offshore powerboat racing.

Lamborghini currently produces the V12-powered Aventador and the V10-powered Huracán.

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Situated on the Seine River, in the north of the country, it is at the heart of the Île-de-France region, also known as the région parisienne ("Paris Region" in English).

Within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860 (the 20 arrondissements), the city of Paris has a population of 2,249,975 inhabitants (January 2013), but its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centres in Europe, with 12,292,895 inhabitants at the January 2013 census.

Archeological evidence shows that the site of Paris has been occupied by man since between 9800 and 7500 BC.

In the 3rd century BC, it became the site of a town of a Celtic people called the Parisii, for whom the modern city is named.

In the 1st century BC, it was conquered by the Romans and became a Gallo-Roman garrison town called Lutetia.

It was Christianised in the 3rd century and became the capital of Clovis the Frank in the 5th century.

In 987, under King Hugh Capet, it became the capital of France.

In the 12th century, Paris was the largest city in the western world, a prosperous trading center, the home of the University of Paris, one of the most influential centers of learning in Europe; and the birthplace of the style that later became known as Gothic architecture.

In the eighteenth century, it was the center stage for many important events in French history, including the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, and an important center of commerce, fashion, science, and the arts, a position it still holds today.