Lamborghini will decrease weight rather than increase power in its future models |

The horse power race has been going on for as long as we can remember, but during recent times, when fuel consumption and emissions regulations are becoming stricter and stricter, not only do we see engines getting smaller and adopting turbo or superchargers, but also a certain point for the HP of new supercars.

For Lamborghini, such a point is around 700 HP, according to its CEO, Stephan Winkelmann, which has revealed to AutoWeek that the company will begin researching weight saving techniques and material for future cars, instead of increasing the engine size, the output or the top speed.

He goes on to say that after a certain point, an increase in HP, like Lambo did with the new LP670-4 SV (pictured above) from the LP640, is hardly felt, but the loss of weight the new car experienced, around 220 pounds, was immediately experienced by drivers.

As such, Lamborghini will begin using composite materials, with anything from carbon fiber to titanium or aluminum and anything in between, in order to shave the pounds and improve acceleration times. Winkelmann also revealed that Start-Stop technology is being researched, but it’s not that easy to adapt it to big engines like the V10 or V12 units Lamborghini uses on the Gallardo or Murcielago.

I tend to agree with the Lambo CEO, while it’s nice to brag about how your car has x amount of HP or it can reach x mph, it’s how it gets there and how you feel in it that makes a difference. What do you think?

Source: Autoweek

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