Lamborghini describes the Asterion as a ‘hyper cruiser’; despite its massive 910hp combined power output, this is not a car to rival the Aventador on track. Although unmistakably Lamborghini, its lines are more elegant and restrained than those of the super sports models. Lamborghini Centro Stile has taken the opportunity to expore a new design language, with sensual curves, smooth transitions from panel to panel and few sharp edges. The front is produced as a single piece, with a distinctive four-light ‘eyebrow’ face and a double-layer active cooling system in the front grilles. At the rear, the 5.2-litre V10 engine is displayed beneath a transparent cover with three hexagonal panels – one each for pure electric, hybrid mode and naturally-aspirated power.
Like the exterior, the interior is elegant and classic without straying into retro. The two seats are positioned higher than in a Lamborghini super sports car, making it better suited for everyday roads than for track-day heroics. The show car’s two-tone ivory and brown leather gives an opulent feel, while other cockpit materials include forged carbon-fibre and aluminium. The three-spoke steering wheel is based on the iconic Miura’s – but unlike the ‘60s supercar, this one features buttons for zero emission, hybrid and combustion engine modes.