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      05-27-2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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Lamborghini won't meet emissions standards and wont build SUV

How will Lamborghini a company that produces vehicles with only V10 and V12 engines meet new emissions and fuel economy standards? Put simply it won't. "We will never reach the emissions that are asked for," explained CEO Stephan Winkelmann.

Winkelmann said in a recent interview with Automotive News his company has no plans to switch away from ten- or twelve-cylinder power to turbocharged V8s or something less fuel-thirsty. He said his company sells so few cars, and most Lamborghini owners drive the cars less than 5,000 miles per year, so the emissions impact is "very small." He admitted, however, there could still be some controversy. "It's an emotional discussion," he said.

Winkelmann also reiterated Lamborghini will stick with a two-model lineup for the foreseeable future. Adding a third model a 2+2 or an SUV is not on the horizon. In other words, environmentalists need not worry about a 5,000-pound V12-motivated 44 from this Italian supercar maker!
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Can't Lamborghini use Audi to balance out emissions? I thought they could use joint/parent companies to do this.
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I believe they are exempt from Federal regulations, as they are considered a boutique manufacturer, just like Ferrari.
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I believe they are exempt from Federal regulations, as they are considered a boutique manufacturer, just like Ferrari.
Interesting. Anyone confirm this?
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I believe they are exempt from Federal regulations, as they are considered a boutique manufacturer, just like Ferrari.
Not that I'm aware. They still have to pass the same tests every other car does. The two stickers the state of Texas requires on the front windshield at all times, inspection and registration, confirm this.

With that said. Good. There's no reason that companies that manufacture a very small fraction of the others should have to abide by the same rules. And even that number drops as many rarely put more than 2,000 miles on their cars per year.
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