Lamborghini’s latest Aventador gets stop-start and cylinder deactivation tech
28 September 2012

Lamborghini has announced at the Paris motor show that the latest edition of the Aventador will be the most efficient yet, thanks to new technology on the car.

Firstly, the LP 700-4 uses a start-stop system which can restart the engine in 180 milliseconds. The system uses high-performance capacitors to provide the V12’s full power output upon restart.

Improving efficiency further is a new cylinder deactivation system. When travelling under 84mph, with a low load on the engine, six of the cylinders turn off, meaning the engine runs as a straight-six.

Lamborghini says that “just the slightest movement” of the accelerator pedal brings the full 700bhp V12 back online.

The result of these improvements is a CO2 emissions drop from 398g/km to 370g/km, and average fuel consumption rises to 18mpg.

Other improvements to the latest Aventador include stiffer springs and optimised dampers for better handling, new optional alloy wheels, and an optional CFRP pack, which adds carbonfibre effects on the front spoiler, air intakes, engine cover panel and interior trim.

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30 September 2012

I still can't get over how brilliant these look. 

30 September 2012

Autocar wrote:

 an optional CFRP pack, which adds carbonfibre effects on the front spoiler, air intakes, engine cover panel and interior trim.

Carbon fibre?, hmm ok. Carbon fibre effects? No, that's so Halfords.


30 September 2012

Leslie Brook:

Carbon fibre?, hmm ok. Carbon fibre effects? No, that's so Halfords.

Tuffty:

Although the word 'effect' is commonly used to infer imitation, I believe (read hope) here it's being used more formally. I wouldn't want my personal effects to be described as imitation!

That reminds me, must go to Halfords and pick up my carbonfibre effect M-sport badge for my 320d!

R32

30 September 2012

Wow, the Aventador looks stunning in red. I'd sooner have this than a Ferrari F12.

30 September 2012

pointless if you ask me having stop start technology on a car like that you own that car to stand out not to be economical.

however the cylinder cutting technology is a good it does help when especially considering such cars do not need much power at motorway speeds (unless going for it)

1 October 2012

"The result of these improvements is a CO2 emissions drop from 398g/km to 370g/km, and average fuel consumption rises to 18mpg."

That made me smile, at least!

1 October 2012

Those looks! Fantastic.

18MPG? Every bit helps me thinks,

 

1 October 2012

They should go the whole hog and bring out the "Aventador Blue Motion", complete with low-resistance tyres, energy saving braking, low revving engine etc etc.

 

1 October 2012

I love this car, but I think it's two sizes too big for real (non US) road use. If they can scrink it to a width of no more than 1900mm, it'll be perfect. Oh, naturally the price needs to be shrunk accordingly too!

alfie

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