2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 unveiled with cylinder deactivation technology

2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 live in Paris 27.9.2012
2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 live in Paris 27.9.2012

Model also gains a revised suspension and an optional carbon fiber package

Supercars aren't known for their fuel efficiency, but that hasn't stopped Lamborghini from adding an engine start/stop system and cylinder deactivation technology to the 2013 Aventador LP 700-4.

First and foremost, the start/stop system deactivates the engine when the vehicle is at a stop. When the accelerator is pressed, the engine restarts in just 180 milliseconds.

On the other hand, the Cylinder Deactivation System turns off six-cylinders when the V12 engine is under low loads at speeds less than 135 km/h (84 mph). It works with the stop/start system to increase the car's fuel efficiency to 16 L/100km (14.7 mpg US / 17.6 mpg UK), while decreasing CO2 emissions to 370 g/km - improvements of seven percent and 29 g/km, respectively.

Besides the fuel savings tech, the 2013 Aventador has been equipped with a revised suspension - with stiffer springs and optimized dampers - that promises to deliver improved handling and greater ride comfort. There are also new alloy wheels and an optional carbon fiber package that applies the lightweight material to the front spoiler, air intakes, engine cover, powertrain cladding and interior.

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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4: More efficiency with cylinder deactivation and innovative start/stop system

The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is extending its leading position among super sports cars with groundbreaking technologies - an innovative and extremely fast start/stop system with supercaps for energy storage and cylinder deactivation under partial load bring significant savings in fuel consumption. Plus, the 2013 Aventador comes with a host of new individualization options.

Automobili Lamborghini is using a highly advanced and utterly unique technology for its new start/stop system in the Aventador. The energy for re-start following a stop phase (e.g. at a traffic light) is delivered by high-performance capacitors known as supercaps. They enable extremely fast start-up - full V12 power is available again in a barely detectable 180 milliseconds, significantly faster than with conventional systems. And, in keeping with Lamborghini's lightweight design philosophy, this new technology also delivers a weight saving of three kilograms. The classic vehicle battery supplies only the electronic systems, occupies very little space and lasts virtually the entire vehicle life.

The second new efficiency technology is the Cylinder Deactivation System (CDS). Under low load and at speeds of less than 135 km/h, the CDS deactivates one cylinder bank, allowing the power unit to run as an inline six. But with just the slightest movement of the gas pedal, the extreme performance of the V12 engine with its 515 kW/700 hp is back online. The CDS and the start/stop system work incredibly quickly, are virtually imperceptible to the driver and have absolutely no negative impact on the amazing driving experience. Yet, they deliver a noticeable benefit in efficiency - the average fuel consumption of the Aventador LP 700-4 drops by seven percent to 16 liters/100km. At highway speeds of around 130 km/h the reduction in consumption and emissions is as much as 20 percent. In total the CO2 emissions of the Aventador have been reduced from 398 g/km to 370 g/km.

The Aventador's chassis setup has also been further refined. The razor-sharp handling is now even more precise, while ride comfort has been noticeably improved with stiffer springs and optimized dampers. New forged alloy wheels in the Dione design are now also available.

Carbon fiber is a lightweight material that features extensively in the Aventador. A substantial proportion of the super sports car's technological superiority is thanks to its CFRP monocoque. This material now takes on an even higher profile with a package of optional CFRP components - front spoiler, air intakes, engine cover panel, powertrain cladding and interior applications in CFRP set accents in the Aventador's unique design.


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PatrickKennedy PatrickKennedy
Who really buys a Aventator and cares AT ALL about mpg. They SHOULD be working on improving the drivability of the car in non race settings the single clutch is horrible to drive around town. Its a supercar so spend R&D on things that matter in the supercar world.
Sep 28th, 2012 10:00pm
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DarkoInem DarkoInem
vilivo you are hilarious, stick with your audi/vw they are very undated LOL
Sep 28th, 2012 1:02pm
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vilivo vilivo
Yeah, coz this is not a VW/Audi, sans the VW/Audi badge. My VW/Audi does not carry a VW/Audi badge, either. And yes, the VW/Audi range does tend to be repetitive, something evident from their lowest priced, to highest priced products. That includes Lambos.
Sep 29th, 2012 2:37am
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DarkoInem DarkoInem
just as I said a comedian
Sep 30th, 2012 3:00pm
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vilivo vilivo
Jelly much?
Oct 2nd, 2012 1:24am
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SegiLp SegiLp
I dont like this "eco-friendly" technologies in these type of cars. A lambo its supposed to be a thirsty, loud, fast car. And I dont think the guy who owns an aventador is thinking on how many miles to the galon he is making.
Sep 28th, 2012 2:34am
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sideskraper sideskraper
What harm is it doing?
Sep 28th, 2012 1:28pm
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quattrosport quattrosport
This color is great !
Sep 28th, 2012 12:35am
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Greenpeace must love the Aventador now!
Sep 27th, 2012 11:13pm
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adrian.padeanu adrian.padeanu
Good one.
Sep 27th, 2012 11:17pm
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vilivo vilivo
I think it looks dated already. Awesome car, no doubt, but looks dated 2 me...
Sep 27th, 2012 10:44pm
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NYyanks NYyanks
I don't know about you, but that Aventador still looks like it came from outer space from the year 2022......
Sep 28th, 2012 5:01am
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sideskraper sideskraper
I know what you mean, and I think we may be bored of the styling because it adopted the Reventon styling which has been done to death on the fron end of the Gallardo.
Sep 28th, 2012 1:27pm
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