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Lamborghini's First Hybrid Is a 900-Horsepower Rocket

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It delivers over 900 horsepower. It goes from zero to 62 mph in three seconds flat. Top speed is 199 mph.

And it's a plug-in hybrid.

That's right. Lamborghini, a brand synonymous with excess, is embracing efficiency. Well, a little efficiency.

This is obviously a departure for Lamborghini. Its last big reveal, the Huracán, was a follow-up to the popular Gallardo, with a revised engine and a refreshed look. It's the volume player in the Lambo stable, its role is to improve on a standard formula. The Aventador is the cost-no-object flagship, a $400,000 rocket so mean it makes Satan himself look friendly. The Asterion is something altogether new for Sant'Agata Bolognese: a cushy car with a cord.

"Things are changing. People are more aware, more sensitive," Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann told TopGear.com. "Many of our customers are entrepreneurs. These people don't just have passions, they have sharp minds and they know what is going on in the world."

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