Lamborghini ready to phase out manual transmissions

Lamborghini ready to phase out manual transmissions

Lamborghini has got tongues wagging in the motoring world with a recent report that it will be phasing out manual transmissions from it’s line up, just like Ferrari. The decision is apparently part of the company’s new commitment to following the trend of increasing overall fuel economy in its vehicles. Further to simply scrapping the third pedal, the raging bull says it plans to build even-lighter vehicles, so count on even more carbon fibre in Lambo’s future range.

Turbocharging won’t be on the menu for the next few years, though. While many other automakers are getting busy strapping forced induction to their engines to help curb fuel consumption and maintain power, Lamborghini says it has no interest in boosting up. Instead, it will make use of stop/start tech and cylinder deactivation during the next decade, as well as a possible mild-hybrid vehicle.

Lamborghini has got tongues wagging in the motoring world with a recent report that it will be phasing out manual transmissions from it’s line up, just like Ferrari. The decision is apparently part of the company’s new commitment to following the trend of increasing overall fuel economy in its vehicles. Further to simply scrapping the third pedal, the raging bull says it plans to build even-lighter vehicles, so count on even more carbon fibre in Lambo’s future range.

Turbocharging won’t be on the menu for the next few years, though. While many other automakers are getting busy strapping forced induction to their engines to help curb fuel consumption and maintain power, Lamborghini says it has no interest in boosting up. Instead, it will make use of stop/start tech and cylinder deactivation during the next decade, as well as a possible mild-hybrid vehicle.

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