Lamborghini’s Paris Supercar Could be Called "Asterión"
We already know Lamborghini is bringing a brand-new supercar to the 2014 Paris Motor Show, but there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the company’s new bull. Our best guess is Lambo has come up with a 2+2 coupe to toss in the general direction of the Ferrari FF, but all the important details are still under wraps. However, we expected for more info to surface as the French event draws near, and it seems it didn’t take too long for the first rumors to hit the Interwebz. Unfortunately, there are no powertrain details or leaked photos, but word has it the upcoming Lamborghini could be called Asterion.
That’s the word from Autoblog.nl, which states Lamborghini has filed a trademark for the "Asterion" logo. Is this the name the Italians are using for the new 2+2, mid-engine supercar? It’s very likely, as Lamborghini already owns the trademark for the Asterion name, which it filed alongside the Encaste moniker recently. Autoblog.nl also reports the yet unconfirmed Asterion could use a hybrid drivetrain, with an electric motor to spin the front wheels.
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Why It Matters
It’s widely known that Lamborghini named most of its cars after bulls and bull breeds. The Miura, Uracco, Diablo and Murcielago all fall under the bull’s sign. While Asterion is neither a bull nor a bull breed, the name is related to the species. Specifically, Asterion is the name of a creature with the body of a man and the head of a bull from Greek mythology. Some people know Asterion as the Minotaur who dwelt at the center of King Minos’ labyrinth.
That being said, we have reason to believe Lambo’s upcoming vehicle — be it a production car or just a hybrid concept — will carry the Asterion badge. The name seems to suit the company’s tradition in naming its cars after bulls, and the fact that Asterion depicts a hybrid creature is a strong hint this supercar benefits from both gasoline and electric power.