Lamborghini makes, and has made, some of the finest cars of all time. Automotive history was made in the 1960’s when the big bang of super cars happened. I’m talking about when Enzo Ferrari insulted Ferrucio Lamborghini, which inspired the then tractor manufacture to make his own super car.
Since then, the Italian automaker has produced some of the finest supers ever. The 350 GT, the Diablo, Countach, Gallardo and many more.
Now Lamborghini has some of the craziest super cars on the market in its line up, including the Aventador,Huracan and all the insane specialty cars that stem from those great platforms.
There have been only a few exceptions to the classic Lamborghini rule of mid engine super cars. Such as the LM002, the new Urus and the Asterion concept car.
Lamborghini’s design has always been the most ridiculous out there, too. Think of the recent Centenario, the Sesto Elemento, and other special edition cars Lamborghini has made over the years. The slashing, razor sharp angles and pure exotic styling.
The formula has followed for years. Big mid engine super cars with rear wheel and more recently, all wheel drive systems. However, the speculation of the Urus and the 2019 Lamborghini Asterion has challenged the tradition.
The 2019 Lamborghini Asterion is a front engine, rear wheel drive ultimate grand tourer. Unfortunately, the raging bull has scrapped the project. But, we can still gaze in awe at this amazing machine that could have been. A rocketship on wheels.
The Specs-2019 Lamborghini Asterion:
|Vehicle Type:||Super car / Coupe|
|Power Plant:||6.5 L V12|
|Top Speed:||Not Available|
|0-60 MPH (0-120 KPH):||Not Available|
|Base Price:||Not Available|
The Exterior-2019 Lamborghini Asterion:
The 2019 Lamborghini Asterion adopts every single design cue we see in other Lamborghini models, but in a big front-engine silhouette. This is a very ambitious project for the Italian manufacture, and it proved to be a bit too much to really take shape.
The first thing that is instantly noticeable about the 2019 Lamborghini Asterion is the long hood and unconventional rear end. The Asterion looks a lot like the Aventador in some ways.
The massive grilles and trapezoidal headlights are affixed to the Aventador and the 2019 Lamborghini Asterion. Other than that, the Asterion is very new. The car features a long hood to house a monster of a 6.5 L V12.
The passenger cabin has a sort of a fast-back style to it, which is a very different look for Lamborghini as well. I’m not sure if the 2019 Lamborghini Asterion really wear it well, but it is ambitious.
The rear end of the Asterion is has huge hips with air intakes and the rear end of the Asterion has the same tail lights as we’ve seen from some other models from Lamborghini.
Asterion sports quad tail pipes and big air outlets that look very Lamborghini.
However, the overall design of the 2019 Lamborghini Asterion is not as perfect as it could be, which is why the project was scrapped. Based on competition from Ferrari with their 812 and other front engine super cars, Lamborghini has an uphill battle.
I’m sure we will see a front engine super car from Lamborghini in the coming future, but the Asterion still needs some work before it’d ready for such a high-end market.
The Interior-2019 Lamborghini Asterion:
Lamborghini interior’s are just as crazy as their exteriors. In recent years (after 2012), the interior’s of Lamborghini’s turned into the sort of things you’d see from spaceships or fighter jets.
Super sophisticated gauge clusters, fighter-jet-style ignition buttons, and other complicated systems and designs liter the inside. This design really makes driving a Lamborghini a special occasion.
The 2019 Lamborghini Asterion is no exception. However, the design is a bit more contemporary, if you can call it that.
Lamborghini uses a redesigned steering wheel that doesn’t look much more crazy than a normal steering wheel.
The interior features a navigation screen poking out of the center tunnel which is surrounded by leather. The Asterion still has the flip switches of a fighter jet, but the whole thing is a bit watered down from the other insane cars the manufacture makes.
This all makes sense. The 2019 Lamborghini Asterion is more of a grand touring car rather than a full blooded super car. While it is a super car, the Asterion is more civilized as a day-to-day vehicle. That’s why the design of the cars interior and exterior aren’t as insane as Lamborghini’s other models.
The Performance-2019 Lamborghini Asterion:
Lamborghini is most famous for making cars that are just insane to drive; Which should really go without saying.
So, when Lamborghini plans on making a front engine super car, you know that it will really pack some punch.
While the project has been scrapped, making it so we have no idea what the Asterion will house, we can make an educated guess.
Lamborghini said that the Astrerion would be a hybrid with 900 plus horsepower, so we can assume the 6.5 L V12 would be the main power house. Electric motors would supply the rest of the power.
As for the drive system, I would assume all wheel drive would be the way to go. Lamborghini puts their all wheel drive systems in a number of vehicles, and the 2019 Asterion would be no different.
Mash all of that power together, and a 0-60 would be under 3 seconds, and a top speed would be well above 200 miles per hour; easily.
Sum It Up:
The 2019 Lamborghini Asterion is a deadly force…If it was to be produced. Like I said, I can see Lamborghini making a front engine monster in the future. Especially when you consider they’re making the Urus first.