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Lamborghini has announced that its Aventador supercar will now feature cylinder deactivation and stop/start technology, confirming previous reports of the Italian automaker's intent to improve the fuel efficiency of its products.

The centerpiece of its fuel-saving efforts is a combination of cylinder deactivation and stop/start technology – the latter Lamborghini claims is faster than other forms of the technology. For its stop/start system, the Aventador uses high-powered capacitors, which it calls supercaps, and provides the energy to restart the 700-horsepower V12 in a "barely detectable" 180 milliseconds. According to Lamborghini, this system saves three kilograms (6.6 pounds), though it is not said what that savings is compared to. A conventional battery is used for the vehicle's electronic systems and is claimed to last "virtually the entire vehicle life."

The second piece is Lambo's Cylinder Deactivation System. This system shuts down one bank of the V12, alowing the Aventador to run as a straight-six when cruising at speeds under 84 miles per hour. When the driver applies the accelerator, the system re-engages all cylinders.

Lamborghini claims a 20-percent reduction in fuel consumption and emissions when driving at 80 mph. Overall average fuel economy is said to drop by as much as seven percent. How these figures translate into improvements in the EPA cycle, which currently estimates the Aventador at 11 miles per gallon city, 18 highway, has yet to be seen.
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News for the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4: More efficiency with cylinder deactivation and innovative stop-start system

Sant'Agata Bolognese, September 27th, 2012. The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is extending its leading position among super sports cars with groundbreaking technologies – an innovative and extremely fast stop-start system with supercaps for energy storage and cylinder deactivation under partial load bring significant savings in fuel consumption. Plus, the 2013 Aventador comes with a host of new individualization options.

Automobili Lamborghini is using a highly advanced and utterly unique technology for its new stop-start system in the Aventador. The energy for re- start following a stop phase (e.g. at a traffic light) is delivered by high- performance capacitors known as supercaps. They enable extremely fast start-up – full V12 power is available again in a barely detectable 180 milliseconds, significantly faster than with conventional systems. And, in keeping with Lamborghini's lightweight design philosophy, this new technology also delivers a weight saving of three kilograms. The classic vehicle battery supplies only the electronic systems, occupies very little space and lasts virtually the entire vehicle life.

The second new efficiency technology is the Cylinder Deactivation System (CDS). Under low load and at speeds of less than 135 km/h, the CDS deactivates one cylinder bank, allowing the power unit to run as an inline six. But with just the slightest movement of the gas pedal, the extreme performance of the V12 engine with its 515 kW/700 hp is back online. The CDS and the stop-start system work incredibly quickly, are virtually imperceptible to the driver and have absolutely no negative impact on the amazing driving experience. Yet, they deliver a noticeable benefit in efficiency – the average fuel consumption of the Aventador LP 700-4 drops by seven percent to 16 liters/100km. At highway speeds of around 130 km/h the reduction in consumption and emissions is as much as 20 percent. In total the CO2 emissions of the Aventador have been reduced from 398 g/km to 370 g/km.

The Aventador's chassis setup has also been further refined. The razor-sharp handling is now even more precise, while ride comfort has been noticeably improved with stiffer springs and optimized dampers. New forged alloy wheels in the Dione design are now also available.
Carbon fiber is a lightweight material that features extensively in the Aventador. A substantial proportion of the super sports car's technological superiority is thanks to its CFRP monocoque. This material now takes on an even higher profile with a package of optional CFRP components – front spoiler, air intakes, engine cover panel, powertrain cladding and interior applications in CFRP set accents in the Aventador's unique design.


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      AnalogJesse
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why the government cares about the fuel efficiency of cars of which there are only a couple thousand in the entire world is beyond me.
      rmkensington
      • 2 Years Ago
      I still think low production vehicles should be exempt from MPG standards. These cars are barely driven anyway.
      Andrew Green
      • 2 Years Ago
      They updated the car for fuel saving, but did nothing about the brakes that regularly overheat after a few laps or the transmission that doubles as a hammer. Truely an arriver's car rather than a driver's car.
        mr higgens
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andrew Green
        you should write to them im sure they care what you know because you saw it on the internet.
        montoym
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andrew Green
        To be fair, MotorTrend had largely the same opinion when they tested the Aventador for the Best Driver's Car challenge recently. www.motortrend.com/features/performance/1208_2012_motor_trend_best_drivers_car/ quote - But the fact is, the Lamborghini Aventador -- the most expensive, powerful, fastest, and rad of the bunch -- finished dead last." - - "We universally loathed the Aventador's transmission. "A major letdown," notes MacKenzie. "In Street mode, the shifts are slower than a wet weekend in Cleveland, and in Corsa, it's like you're getting hit in the back of the head with a shovel." He ain't lying about either part. When left in full auto and Street mode, the Aventador's "independent shifting rod" automated single-clutch manual is plain awful." - - "Then there was the little issue of complete and total brake fade on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Randy did his usual three fast laps, pulled into the pits, and got out of the car saying, "Jonny, there are no brakes left at all. You're going to have to pump the pedal three times to get any stop." " - Not very confidence-inspiring words from people who actually tested the car.
      Jaclock LaGlock
      • 2 Years Ago
      LOL. Lamborghini. Fuel Saving.
      Anthony Williams
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm quite sure people who purchase this car, could care less about how much gas they need to buy...
        Tina Dang
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Anthony Williams
        It's not about the consumers worried about it (duh they couldn't care any less about uel prices) it is Lamborghini and the strict fuel requirements being placed on automakers. Think before you type sir.
      creamwobbly
      • 2 Years Ago
      'A conventional battery is used for the vehicle's electronic systems and is claimed to last "virtually the entire vehicle life."' Seven years in the desert.
      MTU 5.0
      • 2 Years Ago
      It bears repeating....what a beautiful car!!!
      TIMMAH!
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Lamborghini fuel-saving tech" = oxymoron?
        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @TIMMAH!
        You heard Wadsworth! You are and ox AND a moron!
      • 2 Years Ago
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      bleexeo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well, that's all well and good but how about finally updating the crap transmission to a dual clutch?
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Only thing missing on this car is a manual transmission to make it perfect.
      TIMMAH!
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Lamborghini fuel-saving tech" oxymoron?
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