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autoviva2014-05-13 11:41:01

Audi launches R8 with laser headlights

German brand increased model power and launched the technology ahead of BMW

 
 
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R8 LMX is the most powerful version ever of the German sports brand with 570hp

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is the first production model to be marketed with laser headlights. The new version will be sold starting in June with a limited production volume.

The new R8 LMX is equipped with the latest laser headlamps technology. The new headlights, which operate at speeds above 60km/h, provide a white light with a color temperature of 5,500 Kelvin, making it an important addition to the standard LED headlights.

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"The transfer of the laser headlight to the Audi R8 LMX reinforces our leadership position in lighting technology," said Audi's Development Director, Ulrich Hackenberg.

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, para um total de 570cv.">Audi has succeeded to increase 20hp compared to the R8 V10 PlusR8 Coupé 5.2 V10 FSI PlusAudi R8 Coupé 5.2 V10 FS...Germany, 2013 > present2 photos
, for a total of 570hp. Power is sent to all four wheels through an automatic dual-clutch S-tronic seven speed gearbox.

According to Audi, the R8 LMX can sprnt to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 320km/h. In terms of consumption and respective CO2 emissions, the German brand states that these values remain unchanged at 12.9l/100km and 299g/km.

Scheduled for release in June, the R8 LMX will have a limited production of 99 units, making it an even more exclusive vehicle. In Germany the base price of the vehicle will be 210,000 euros.

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