Audi lit up the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) with its 2014 Sport Quattro Laserlight concept car. They not only showcased an attractive, subtle, futuristic design, but also exhibited the advancements in lighting technology.
Audi was the pioneer of LED lighting and now the company showcased the Laser light technology with its new concept. BMW has been talking about the possibility of Laser light as a future possibility; however Audi has stolen its thunder by showcasing this technology at the CES this year.
|Vehicle Type: Hybrid||Base Price: NA|
|EV Mode Range: 31 miles||Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.1 gals (61 L)|
|Length: 181.2 in. (460.2 cm)||Wheel Base: 109.6 in. (278.4 cm)|
|Height: 54.6 in. (138.6 cm)||Width: 77.3 in. (196.4 cm)|
|Engine: 4.0 Liter V8 TFSI BiTurbo||Horsepower: 560 HP|
|Torque: 516 lb-ft||Transmission: 8-Speed Tiptronic|
|Electric Motor Battery: 14.1 kWh||Type: Lithium Ion|
|Horsepower: 147 HP||Torque: 295 lb-ft|
|0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds||Maximum Speed: 189 mph (305 km/h)|
Engine & Motor
The concept showcases a twin turbo V8 engine along with an electric motor and a 14.1 kWh Li-Ion battery. The combination generates a little more than 700 horsepower. The car can do a 0-60 mph dash in 3.2 seconds.
The top speed of the vehicle is 190 mph. The car has a range of 31 miles purely on battery. No doubt that the efficiency figure of this vehicle will be staggering. Audi claims that Sport Quattro is capable of 94 mpg by factoring the extended battery.
The new laser light technology paves the path for smaller, brighter and much more aerodynamic headlamps. Audi has combined laser light high beams with a matrix of LED light low beams.
The Sport Quattro Laser Light concept is equipped with two trapezoidal head lamp elements each side. The outer ring comprises of the LED light while the inner segment is fitted with laser diodes to produce laser light.
Audi says that laser lights are much stronger and they can reach up to 500 meters or nearly a third of a mile, which is twice the range of LED headlamps.
The Laser light concept is an adaptation of the Sport Quattro concept Audi showcased in Frankfurt Auto Show. This hybrid car combines extreme power with great efficiency.