BMW have been working on laser headlights for a while, and now Audi has announced that they will launch the world’s first production car with laser headlights, the Audi R8 LMX.
The Audi R8 LMX comes with 570HP and a 0 to 60MPH time of just 3.4 seconds, the car will be a limited edition model, and it will cost around 210,000 Euros.
“Audi has long dominated the most important 24-hour race. In addition to the outstanding TDI drive technology, a maximum light yield gives our pilots a major advantage, and with night racing in particular is a key factor to our success,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. “The transfer of the laser headlight to the Audi R8 LMX underscores our leading position in lighting technology. The safety benefit this provides to the customer truly represents Vorsprung durch Technik,” says AUDI AG’s Board Member for Development.
The Audi R8 LMX will come with a custom paint job in Ara Blue with a crystal effect, it will also feature a fixed rear spoiler, and a number of other parts made from carbon fiber.
Audi will launch their new Audi R8 LMX this summer, you can find out more details about this new supercar over at Audi at the link below.