I recently brought you a teaser image of Lamborghini’s upcoming supercar that will debut at the 2014 Paris Auto Show. The jury is still out as to what exactly this model is going to be, Some experts insist that this is a new four-door concept, while other think it’ll be a 2+2 supercar to battle the Ferrari FF. I am a member of the latter group, as the proportions of the car in the teaser image simply don’t fit a four-door sedan.
On top of this is the potential that this supercar may be a hybrid. This would allow Lambo to decrease the model’s fuel consumption while maintaining outstanding performance. Imagining a Ferrari FF with the LaFerrari’s drivetrain would give you a good idea of what to expect.
Now, a new report from Autoblog.nl may have blown the cover off of the new model’s name. This report claims that this new Lambo will carry the Asterion name. This name strays from the Lamborghini trend of naming its cars after a breed of bulls or the legendary name of a bull, but it is not too far off. This name is actually taken from the half-bull, half-man hybrid creature in Greek mythology. The Asterion has the head of a bull and the body of a man. Lamborghini has already trademarked the name and a stylized logo, which you can see below.
This name lends a little credence to the report that this model will be a hybrid. Additionally, the quote that accompanied the teaser image, “Once perfection is achieved, you can just double it.” Adding an electric engine essentially doubles the number of powerplants.
On top of this report, Autoblog.nl also dug up a patented script of the name, which makes this report even more legit.
For now, this is simply a tip from an Autoblog.nl reader, but it certainly makes sense.