Lamborghini’s coming Asterion concept, to be unveiled in Paris this week, looks to have snuck out from behind the curtain today.
Glossy shots of the concept, appearing in Italian magazine Quattroruote (‘Four Wheels’) ahead of its official debut, are reported to be the genuine article.
It is possible that this is nothing more than a set of finely-crafted renderings, but, for now, we’re betting they’re authentic.
Details are still to come, but on the strength of these images alone, it appears the Asterion will not be a new four-door coupe or 2+2 coupe as speculated.
And, while wearing a more traditional profile - and a design far less ostentatious than the Aventador’s radical lines - it appears likely that the Asterion will stick to Lamborghini’s preference for a mid-engined layout.
What, then, is the Asterion’s purpose? That’s still to be revealed, although it is possible that Lamborghini is planning a new model that could sit between the entry-level Huracan and the hero Aventador.
That would make some sense: while rival Ferrari is not afraid to offer a wide spread of models, Lamborghini traditionally sticks to a two-model range, focusing instead on variants of each.
The Asterion may also add some technological variety to the mix, with reports suggesting that power will be provided by a V10 petrol engine mated to three electric motors.
Whatever Lamborghini is planning, we’ll know more on October 1 when the Asterion makes its Paris Motor Show debut.