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Firm will keeps its future models as lightweight as possible, without chasing ever-higher top speeds
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19 April 2010

Lamborghini will focus on weight reduction and torque enhancement, rather than increasing outright power, in the development of its future models.

The Italian supercar maker’s head of R&D, Maurizio Reggiani, told Autocar that with so few owners actually using their cars to achieve the maximum speeds they are capable of, his priority is making improvements that everyone can benefit from, specifically in terms of acceleration and agility.

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“Even the most experienced test driver can struggle to feel the benefit of an additional 10bhp in a car that already has over 500bhp,” Reggiani said. “But everyone can feel the benefit of a 100kg reduction in weight.”

Reggiani also revealed that Lamborghini is investigating technologies to reduce the environmental impact of future models. These include stop-start, low-friction materials and lean-throttle cylinder deactivation.

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beachland2 19 April 2010

Re: Lambo to focus on weight

True, unless they make the engine out of magnesium. Lambo didnt say they would make the cars any cheaper, to use exotic materials they can still charge high prices to the keen collectors and enthusiasts.

FriendlyFisherman 19 April 2010

Re: Lambo to focus on weight

I can't see that new 7.0 litre V12 reducing the weight much!