With rising gas prices and stricter emissions regulations, no manufacturer can afford to ignore fuel efficiency anymore. Not even Lamborghini, the extravagant sports car maker which will reportedly introduce a multi-cylinder displacement system that deactivates six-cylinders when they aren’t needed.
The system will equip the flagship Aventador model starting in 2013, with the supercar becoming more fuel-efficient and emitting less CO2 as a consequence. According to Auto Motor und Sport Sweden, which cites confidential documents, the system will be offered as standard equipment and will be paired with engine start/stop technology.
When the driver hits the accelerator, the engine will start in just 180 milliseconds, the report adds. And since it’s a Lamborghini we’re talking about, the start/stop system will be powered by a capacitor instead of a battery, thus saving about 3 kilograms.
According to the same report, after all these changes will be operated, the Aventador will have an average fuel consumption of 16 liters/100 km (14.7 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 370 g/km.
Other changes for the 2013 model year will include stiffer springs and retuned dampers that will offer a more comfortable driving experience. Also, the instrument cluster will be revised and a number of carbon fiber accesories will be introduced.