2013 Lamborghini Aventador to have cylinder deactivation, stop-start

Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, has quashed speculations that the company’s upcoming range of supercars might feature hybrid drivetrains to meet emission targets.

Instead, the 2013 Lamborghini Aventador will feature cylinder deactivation and engine stop/start, both develop in-house by the company for the car. The reason for not heading down the hybrid path? Weight.

As we all know, hybrid drivetrains have to lug around an extra electric motor, or two, and the batteries that feeds power to it. While the concept is fine for family cars or to some extent, certain sports cars, Lamborghini deems it unsuitable for application in supercars.

By implementing the two fuel saving systems, Lamborghini aims to reduce the level of CO2 emissions by 35 percent within the next three years. The 2013 Aventador will see a 7 percent reduction in CO2. The same technology will make its way to the new Gallardo.

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