Supercars are known to be gas-guzzlers, which is probably why Lamborghini will reportedly introduce two new features to the Aventador to make it a fuel-efficient, high-performance sports car.
According to AutoMotorSport.se, the two major technological features that will be added to the 2013 model of the Aventador are the cylinder deactivation and engine start/stop systems.
With the cylinder deactivation system, half the cylinders of the Aventador's V12 engine can be shut down, essentially turning it into a V6 when it's cruising at speeds of under 130kph, resulting in 20-percent fuel savings. The report also claims that the transition from V12 to V6 power takes place seamlessly.
As for the engine start/stop system, starting the engine supposedly takes only 180 milliseconds--50 milliseconds faster than Ferrari's system and 70 milliseconds faster than typical start/stop systems. According to Lamborghini, making its system unique is the fact that its power is drawn from a capacitor instead of a battery. This reportedly results in a 20-percent faster start-up time and 30-percent faster start on repeated attempts. Lamborghini also claims that its system will not stop unnecessarily like during parking maneuvers or before the cabin's interior temperature reaches its set value.
With all these environment-friendly improvements to the Aventador, Lamborghini sees its 2013 model improving its fuel mileage from 5.814km/L to 6.25km/L, while its carbon dioxide emissions will drop from 398g/km to 370g/km.