Automakers around the world had just recovered from the slump in the global automotive industry when governments in European countries and the U.S. announced more stringiest emissions and fuel economy norms. This has forced the super-car market to come up with more innovative techniques to ensure that their offerings remain street legal in these countries. Lamborghini, which is one of the most decadent auto brands out there, too has taken these new regulations seriously and is all set to bestow its 2013 model year Aventador with fuel saving technologies like stop/start and cylinder deactivation.
According to sources close to the manufacturer, the new 6.5-liter V12-fitted supercar will come with the excellent new Cylinder Deactivation System or CDS that will allow its V12 to run using just six of its cylinders when the vehicle is running under 135 km/h or 84 mph speed. The stop/start system featured on the engine will use a capacitor in place of a battery which shaves seven pounds off the weight of the powertrain and will be able to start the engine up in just 180 milliseconds. This new combo will allow the supercar to boost its fuel economy by 20 percent. Other notable updates for the new Aventador include a new engine cover, more optional carbon fiber bits and a new instrument panel.
Via: Auto Evolution