The new 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is generally not the vehicle people seek out when it comes to fuel economy; nevertheless the supercar company has installed both cylinder deactivation technology and an engine stop/start system in the model.
Boasting a 180 millisecond reaction time, the start/stop system is designed to shut off when the car comes to a stop, turning back on as soon as the driver lets off the brake.
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As for the Cylinder Deactivation System, this shuts off half of the V12’s cylinders when the vehicle is driving at speeds under 84mph. The system is said to help provide a fuel economy rating of 14.7 mpg and cut CO2 emissions down by seven percent.
Along with the fuel economy improvements, the new Aventador gets a fresh set of alloy wheels, a revised suspension with optimized dampers and stiffer springs and an optional carbon fiber package that swaps out factory air intakes, engine covers, front spoiler, interior and powertrain cladding components with lighter, carbon fiber ones.
All this sums up to is a six cylinder automatic coupe with the fuel economy of an SUV, which seems a bit off for a vehicle of this caliber.
-By: Alexandra Koken