The 2015 Audi R8 LMX is a limited-edition coupe, the first production vehicle in the world featuring laser high beam lights.
Only 99 of these will be produced by Audi, a pioneer in innovative automotive lighting technologies.
Renowned for using racing in order to test brand-new, advanced technologies destined for mass production, Audi will premiere on June 14 at the 24 Hour of Le Mans its all-new R18 e-tron quattro equipped with a combination of laser high beams and LED headlights.
|Vehicle Type: Coupe||Base Price: â‚¬210,000.00|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.8 gals (90L)||MPG: 18 Comb. city & hwy|
|Length: 174.6 in. (443.5 cm)||Wheel Base: 104.3 in. (264.9 cm)|
|Height: 49.3 in. (125.2 cm)||Width: 76 in. (193 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 3792 lbs (1720 kg)||Maximum Seating: 2 people|
|Engine: V10 DOHC||Displacement: 5.2 Liter|
|Horsepower: 570 HP||Max RPM: NA|
|Torque: 398 lb-ft||Transmission: 7-Speed S Tronic|
|0-60 mph: 3.4 seconds||Maximum Speed: 199 mph (320 km/h)|
* 2014 Audi R8 specs
This supercar boasts of aerodynamic brilliance and performance engineered to perfection is expected to be available by the summer of 2014, it will not be available in the US market.
Engine & Performance
The mid-mounted, high-revving 5.2-liter V10 engine of the R8 LMX produces 570 horsepower and 398 lbs-feet of torque.
This all-new coupe goes from 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds. The top speed has been clocked at 199 mph. Combined fuel consumption is at 18 mpg (12.9 liters /100 km).
One of the most distinctive aspects that stand out in the 2015 R8 LMX is the carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), featuring a matte finish, incorporated with the one-on-one side blades, the diffuser and rear wing, the cover of the engine compartment, the front spoiler lip and the flicks on the sides.
The visual impact of R8 LMX is enhanced by the exclusive Audi paint finish known as Ara Blue, it promotes a crystal effect. Titanium gray finishes are used on the outlet grille at the rear and the Single frame grille.
Each laser module includes four laser diodes with a diameter of 300 micrometers, which generate a blue laser beam with a 450-nanometer wavelength. The range of the laser-generated cone of light is twice the range of all-LED headlights.
The black interior is elegantly complemented with posh blue accents showcased in the Sepang Blue stitching and Ara Blue backrests covers. The inlays in the doors, the covers of the parking brake lever and the center tunnel console incorporate matte carbon.
Black Fine Nappa leather featuring Sepang Blue diamond pattern adorns the folding bucket seats, the door trim panels as well as the knee pads and the selector lever for the S tronic.
Illuminated aluminum inlays with the limited-edition number are incorporated into the carbon sill trims. The headlining is finished in black Alcantara.