Lamborghini Murcielago’s replacement to cut CO2 emissions by 20 percent

Lamborghini’s replacement for the Murcielago, which will make its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March, will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent without sacrificing any performance.

As an automaker that produces less than 10,000 units a year, Lamborghini was exempted from the European Union’s requirement to slash carbon dioxide emissions to meet targets to reduce average fleet emissions from Europe’s new car fleet to 130 grams per kilometer by 2015. However, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann believes that the automaker can win consumers mother-nature loving hearts by setting tough emissions targets without sacrificing performance.

“The new model is part of Lamborghini’s commitment to slash carbon dioxide emissions by 35 percent by 2015,” Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said.

Yesterday, Lamborghini unveiled the new 700 6.5L V12 engine that will power the replacement for the Murcielago.

Lamborghini”s New 6.5L V12 and ISR Transmission:

– By: Zain Haq

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