It’s probably is no surprise that the esteemed Italian supercar manufacturer is using carbon fiber whenever possible during the production of their automobiles. In fact, Lamborghini has been using carbon fiber in its body panels, regardless of cost, for a number of years now, with the end result being a much lighter and considerably stronger automobile.
Well, it looks like Lamborghini is going to increase its use of carbon fiber in its automobiles, this time expanding its presence beyond just the body panels. In fact, according to Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali, who recently did an interview with Automotive News, carbon fiber may find its way into the supercars’ engines in the coming years.
More specifically, Lamborghini is currently doing some testing on using carbon fiber in the connecting rods found in engines, which would reduce the weights of those parts by an impressive 40-50 percent. Since engines are made with so much heavy metal, using carbon fiber in places instead would seriously cut weight, which in turn can’t help but make for a faster automobile.
Domenicali hopes that, “In one, one-and-a-half years, we are able to finish development and say this can be a part that can be the in the future of the engine. I hope that we are able to have something in production soon.”
The early guess is they will first appear in the successor to the Lamborghini Aventador, likely due out in 2020 or 2021, and as soon as that does happen, Im sure your local Lamborghini dealers will happily get customers behind the wheel of those new models for test drives so they can see just how successful the upgraded parts really are in action. Our guess is that it will make for an even better driving experience, as if it were possible to improve something that’s already so perfect.