Lamborghini looking to hybrids, biofuels in drive to reduce emissions by 35%

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  1. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    [​IMG] "We have an objective to reduce CO2 emissions to the greatest possible degree."

    [FIMG=RIGHT][/FIMG]Chris Woodyard - USATODAY - June 8, 2009

    Will targeted customers accept such a vehicle? --Ed.

    A Lamborghini hybrid? That's what Lambo says it's pursuing in a drive to lower emissions by more than third in the next six years.

    It's a big step. When it comes to these exotic racing machines, performance has always been uncompromised by, well, basically anything. Now Lambo says it will decrease emissions by 35% by the year 2015. It says it has already made a big step forward with a its Gallardo LP 560-4, which was introduced last year and saw an 18% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. CO2 gets the most blame for global warming.
    The Lambo of the future will weigh less, have a more efficient engine, and lower friction. Lambo is actively researching hybrid powerplants and the ability to... [RM][/RM]
  2. Jess

    Jess Well-Known Member

    I wonder how long it will take for someone to make up the hybrid "premium" in gas savings?:p
  3. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Supercars are endangered unless they find a way to burn a lot less gas. Most are European and must meet strict CO2 emissions.
  4. worthywads

    worthywads Don't Feel Like Satan, I am to AAA

    Seems silly that a car that is selling in the few thousands per year needs to meet any standard, what does it really matter? :confused:

    Oh yeah, no safe threshold level of excess has been found in lab animals, this can't allowed. :rolleyes:

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