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Lamborghini Aventador: Coming soon with stop/start, cylinder deactivation technology

Lamborghini Aventador

The Lamborghini Aventador will receive stop/start and cylinder deactivation technology.

According to Auto Motor und Sport, for 2013, the 6.5-liter V12 brute will include CDS, or “Cylinder Deactivation System” which will allow the Italian supercar to run on six of its 12 cylinders. Additionally, the engine will benefit from stop/start system that employs a capacitor rather than a traditional battery. The report says that the capacitor is seven pounds lighter than a battery can charge up more quickly and the system starts the engine up in a mere 180 milliseconds. For reference, an average stop/start system takes about 250 milliseconds, while the Ferrari system takes 230 milliseconds.

The report says that the combination of the cylinder deactivation and stop/start will result in a 20 percent increase in fuel economy for the Aventador, which currently returns 11 miles per gallon city, 17 highway.