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Porsche To Debut Panamera 4 E-Hybrid At Paris Motor Show

By   September 29, 2016

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Tomorrow Porsche will debut the all-wheel drive version of the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid. The fuel efficient sedan will offer 462 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 gas powered engine and a 100-kW electric motor. The V6 provides 330 of those horses and the remaining 132 is chipped in by the electric power plant.

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All New Land Rover Discovery Teased In First Image

By   September 6, 2016

Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover has released the first image of the all new Discovery ahead of its debut. The next generation of the SUV will seat seven passengers in both the Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport.

The full sized SUV will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show on September 28th. The British vehicle is scheduled to be available in the US in mid-2017. Until then the above picture and the fact that it will seat seven is about all we know for sure.

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Lamborghini Debuts The Asterion LPI 910-4 Plug-In Hybrid In Paris

By   October 2, 2014

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Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

At the Paris Motor Show Lamborghini debuted the Asterion LPI 910-4. The supercar concept is a high performance plug-in hybrid. The raging bull has been slow to jump on the hybrid bandwagon, with brands like Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren already producing hybrid supercars before this concept.

However, thanks to other company’s using the new hybrid technologies Lamborghini was forced to start working on a hybrid. The concept is very fast and powerful and will likely be a hit if they decide to build it.

Exterior

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The styling of the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 is somewhat different than most modern cars from the Italian sports car maker. Since the ’70s most of their cars have been very angular. The sharp lines are part of what differentiates a Lambo.

However, the Asterion has very smooth curves and not as many harsh angles. The body flows with smooth lines from front to back giving the concept car the look that it had jumped off a piece of the designer’s paper. The large side air intakes let people know that this hybrid means business and the sloped back helps continue the sculpted lines to the back.

With the way the rear window is sloped, this may be the modern Lamborghini with the best rear visibility. The smoother lines give it a more understated look as opposite to that of say an Aventador.

Interior

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The interior of the new hybrid concept looks to be made of good quality materials. It is has plenty of Leather and suede touches. The inside manages to have a very simple look to it. There is no large center console that takes over the space. It looks to be driver focused with not much else to take away from the driving experience.

Drivetrain

At the heart of the Asterion LPI 910-4 plug-in hybrid concept is a naturally aspirated 5.2 liter V10 engine. That already powerful unit is then combined with three electric motors that, when they all work together, can put out 910 horsepower.

All this power equates to a 0-62 mph time of 3 seconds flat and it can keep going to a top speed of 198 mph. The Lamborghini also has an all-wheel drive system which helps it keep traction even when driven to the edge.

Conclusion

This is a concept that shows that Lamborghini is finally going to try and catchup to other sports car makers. Thanks in part to government regulations hybrids appear to be the future and the raging bull was getting left behind. We think that they should build this car, although it will probably look a bit different before making it to production (we think it will be a little more angular).