The Lamborghini Aventador will receive its first update for 2013 and although the usual cosmetic refresh is expected, what came as a surprise was the inclusion of cylinder-deactivation technology.
In a sign that ever tighter emission regulations that not even a small volume supercar maker like Lamborghini can escape, the Italian company has bowed to the pressure to produce more efficient and cleaner vehicles.
The Aventador’s cylinder-deactivation technology works by shutting down half of the twelve cylinders during low-load driving conditions and cruising speeds. Together with engine stop-start which shuts off the engine when the car is stationary, Lamborghini claims the supercar’s fuel economy will improve from the current 17.2l/100km to 16.0l/100km. CO2 emissions will also drop from 398g/km to 370g/km.
The 2013 update will also bring in revised spring rates and suspension, minor changes to the instrument cluster with bigger text on the dials and improved dash fixtures and switches.
The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador is set to debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September.