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Lamborghini adds cylinder deactivation to 2016 Huracan

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The 2016 Lamborghini Huracán
The 2016 Lamborghini Huracán
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The 2016 Lamborghini Huracán gets standard cylinder deactivation and other small upgrades
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The 2016 Lamborghini Huracán gets standard cylinder deactivation and other small upgrades
The 2016 Lamborghini Huracán
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The 2016 Lamborghini Huracán

Lamborghini introduced the Huracán LP 610-4 back in 2014. As part of a minor 2016 model year refresh, the folks at Sant'Agata Bolognese are adding a few upgrades to the V10 sports car. The 2016 Huracán features cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy, retuned 4WD, and a few new options.

The biggest news is the addition of standard cylinder deactivation on both the 2016 Huracán coupe and Spyder. The feature shuts down one of the cylinder banks during light loads, allowing the car to run on five cylinders instead of 10. When the driver drops his foot onto the accelerator, the engine switches seamlessly back to full 10-cylinder mode.

Cylinder deactivation adds a light touch of fuel economy. The EPA puts the 2016 Huracán at 14 mpg city/21 mpg highway/17 mpg combined (16.8/11.2/13.8 l/100km) versus the 14/20/16 mpg (16.8/11.8/14.7 l/100km) of the 2015 model. CO2 emissions drop down to 283 g/km from 290 on the 2015 model. That change doesn't exactly transform the Lamborghini Huracán into an eco-forward everyday grocery hauler, but it should help owners use a touch less gas on the way to the track – assuming they're not practicing racing form on the open highway.

The 2016 Lamborghini Huracán gets standard cylinder deactivation and other small upgrades
The 2016 Lamborghini Huracán gets standard cylinder deactivation and other small upgrades

Lamborghini has tuned the electronically controlled 4WD system and promises an improved, more neutral drive, particularly noticeable in Strada mode. It now offers an optional 10-speaker 390-watt Sensonum audio system.

Standard interior updates include added leather on the door handles and center console and matte black air vents. Option list additions include an more customization options in the Ad Personam program, availability of the optional sports exhaust in all markets around the world, new LED engine compartment lighting, cruise control, and a travel pack with storage nets, an extra 12V lighter and cupholders.

Pricing remains the same, starting at €169,500 (approx. US$181,850) plus tax.

Source: Lamborghini

6 comments
bobbejaan
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Freyr Gunnar
> Cylinder deactivation adds a light touch of fuel economy Do we really believe that people who buy that kind of car worry about saving gasoline?
Scion
From those numbers it really looks like Lambo will have to go hybrid to meet emissions controls around the world. It almost doesn't seem worth the effort adding cylinder deactivation. From 290g/km to 283g/km is not a great leap. You could probably do that by just being gentler on the throttle during acceleration with the old model. Still, with so few Lamborghinis on the road I don't think they really contribute to pollution problems.
Padaung
Extra cup holders, yesssssssss!
Mirmillion
One mile per gallon for deactivating 5 cylinders? You have to be kidding. This could only be meaningful to a set of cloistered engineers who have run low on innovative ideas that can be translated into marketing fodder...
Daishi
@Padaung Cup holders are only part of the travel package but without it I don't think the car has cup holders at all. I'd bet you could buy a budget motorcycle for the cost of the option to get a cup holder in one of these things. Surprisingly enough a motorcycle probably supports about as much cargo room. The frunk only offers about enough room for small backpack and I don't think there is room on the console even for a cell phone. When people that own cars like this need to go somewhere they bring their SUV instead usually so from that perspective they don't end up using much fuel.