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Lamborghini Aventador: The ‘Soon to be Green’ Supercar

Mon, 30 Jul 2012

Lamborghini are to introduce a series of ‘Green’ updates for the Aventador including cylinder deactivation and stop-start.

Hot on the heels of the news that the Lamborghini Aventador has already sold 1,000 units – in half the time it took for the Murcialago – comes the news that Lamborghini are planning on making the Aventador a much ‘Greener’ supercar.

Top of the list of updates planned is cylinder deactivation which will seamlessly deactivate six of the Aventador’s six cylinders under light load, yet immediately offer the full Monty of twelve as soon as your right foot twitches.

The system Lamborghini are planning to use is based on the system Audi already uses, which has allowed them to produce official economy figures for their new V8 (the same engine Bentley uses in the new Continental V8) that border on fantasy.

Add to the mix a stop-start system for the Aventador that will cut out the engine when you roll to a stop and restart it again using a supercapacitor-based system that is both lighter and quicker than a battery one, and you have a recipe for cutting emissions by a hefty chunk on Lamborghini’s 6.5 litre V12.

Other changes planned – which will probably first see the light of day when the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster arrives – include a new suspension setup aimed to improve ride without compromising handling and some tweaks to the interior and alloys.

And it could all – Aventador Roadster included – arrive at the Paris Motor Show in September.

Source: Auto Motor Sport

By Cars UK