Fuel efficiency and reduction in CO2 emissions are the buzzwords for carmakers these days, which are increasingly aware of the demand for vehicles sporting these modifications. Working on the same lines is the 2013 Lamborghini Aventador equipped with cylinder deactivation technology and scores of other features. The technology entails that the cylinder operation is cut down from twelve pistons to just six to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. This will temporarily bring down the 6.5-liter engine’s capacity from V12 to V6. The cylinder-deactivation technology is facilitated by a start-stop system that reduces the idle-time spent by engines through the automatic shutdown and restart system that takes off in just 180 milliseconds.
Another eco-friendly incorporation in the system is that of the capacitor, an electronic device that stores the engine. It saves about 3 kg to power the start-stop system, which the battery would generally consume. These factors render the fuel economy from the current 17.2L/100km to 16.0L/100km, while the emissions will drop from 398g of Co2/km to 370g/km. The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador will also feature a few other modifications that will work for improved efficiency. The new Aventador is set to be launched at the Paris Motor Show this September.