Lamborghini’s flagship model, the Aventador, will feature some exciting new changes when the 2013 model hits dealerships. These changes are brought about because of the political pressure to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. One of the biggest changes is the multi-cylinder displacement system. This system deactivates six-cylinders when they are not needed. The cylinder-deactivation system will also be paired with a start-stop system. This system shuts off the engine when not in use and then restarts the engine when the accelerator is pressed. The amazing fact about the start-stop system is that it only takes 180 milliseconds for the engine to kick back on when the accelerator is pressed. Power to reactivate the engine comes from a capacitor instead of a battery. The decision to use a capacitor instead of a battery was quite a smart one, as the capacitor charges much quicker than a battery and saves the car 7 pounds. All of these changes have raised the Aventador’s fuel economy from 13.7mpg to 14.7mpg. The CO2 emissions are also dropping from 398g of CO2/lm to 370g/km. Other changes to the Aventador include stiffer springs, reorganized dampers that deliver a smoother and more comfortable driving experience, an updated instrument cloister with larger numbers, improved switches, and a variety of carbon fiber accessories. Changes to the engine are unknown, but it is likely that Lamborghini does not plan to change anything about the famous V12 that powers the Aventador. The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador is looking to be much greener than the 2012 model. Expect to see this new model unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September. Keep checking back for more details on the 2013 Lamborghini Aventador.
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