The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 has increased its lead over other sports cars with its ground-breaking technologies. These include cylinder deactivation when there is partial load resulting in significant savings in terms of fuel consumption and the new and very fast stop-star system with the supercaps to store energy. The 2013 Aventador also comes with a multitude of individualization options.
Automobili Lamborghini used a highly advanced and distinctly unique technology for the 2013 Aventador’s stop-start system. Suppose the car is at a stop phase like when it’s at a traffic light, the energy needed for re-start is delivered through its supercaps which are high-performance capacitors.
These allow fast start-up, giving the V12 engine full power in merely 180 milliseconds, faster than many of the current conventional systems. In the tradition of the Lamborghini’s philosophy of lightweight design, the new technology ensures a weight reduction of 3 kilograms. Its battery supplies power solely to the electronic systems occupying little space and it can last through the entire lifetime of the vehicle.
The second technology utilized by the 2013 Aventador is called the Cylinder Deactivation System or CDS. When there is low load and the car is travelling below 135 km/h, one cylinder bank is deactivated by the CDS enabling the power unit to run as a typical inline six.
However with just a small change in the gas pedal, the 700 horsepower V12 engine is brought back online. Since both the stop-start system and the CDS work fairly quickly, it is indiscernible to the driver thus resulting in no negative impact on what is already an amazing driving experience.
What is noticeable however is the benefit when it comes to efficiency. The average fuel consumption of the 2013 Aventador is reduced by 7% to about 16 liters per 100 km. At road speeds of 130 km/h, the reduction in the emissions and fuel consumption can go down to about 20%.
This has resulted in the CO2 emissions of the 2013 Aventador being reduced to 370 g/km from 398 g/km. Lamborghini also refined further the chassis setup of the 2013 Aventador. The already razor-sharp handling has been made even more precise and through optimized dampers and stiffer springs, the ride comfort has been improved as well. Also made available are the new alloy wheels with the Dione design.
Carbon fiber, a very lightweight material, is also featured extensively as part of the 2013 Aventador. A large portion of the technological superiority of the 2013 Aventador is due to the CFRP monocoque.
This material has elevated the model’s profile with a package of different CFRP components like the air intakes, engine cover panel, front spoiler, and powertrain cladding. The CFRP’s interior applications are complementary to the unique design of the 2013 Aventador.