Audi, the No.1 German luxury car manufacturer in India has begun the New Year with a bang by launching its most powerful as well as the fastest road-car, the limited edition Audi R8 LMX in India. The super car offers breathtaking performance and ground-breaking technology, and is the first production car with laser high beam lighting in India. The Audi R8 LMX is priced at INR 2.97 crores (ex-showroom Delhi/Mumbai) and is truly a limited edition with a production run limited to only 99 vehicles globally.
In 2008, the Audi R8 became the first production car in the world to boast all‑LED headlights; this was followed in 2012 by dynamic turn signals. Audi launched a new chapter in automotive lighting with the Matrix LED headlights, which debuted in the updated Audi A8 in 2013. Now the brand with the four rings is igniting the next stage in the Audi R8 LMX: the laser spot for the high beams. It increases the range substantially, which is ideal for a supercar like the Audi R8 LMX.
The Audi R8 LMX comes with revolutionary laser beam lighting. The lights are activated at a speed of 60 kmph (37 mph) and above. The laser light spots offer a higher range of visibility enhancing the safety aspect. One laser module per headlight generates a cone of light with twice the range of the all-LED headlight. Each module comprises four high-power laser diodes. With a diameter of just 300 micrometers, these generate a blue laser beam with a wavelength of 450 nanometers. A phosphor converter transforms this into roadworthy white light with a color temperature of 5,500 Kelvin – ideal conditions for the human eye that enable the driver to recognize contrast more easily and help prevent fatigue. Fitted with an intelligent camera based sensor system, the headlamps also detect other road users and actively adjust the light pattern to avoid dazzle.
The Audi R8 LMX is a dynamic, top‑of‑the‑line Audi model. A large, fixed rear spoiler increases the downforce on the rear axle. The side flics, engine compartment cover, exterior mirror housings, side blades, large rear wing and diffuser are all in matt carbon finish. The Single frame grille, front air intakes and rear outlet grille are finished in titanium grey, while the sports exhaust system features high-gloss black tailpipes.
The model also sends out a clear visual signal with its Audi exclusive customized paint finish in Ara Blue, crystal effect.
The interiors of this super-car are fitted with dynamic lines with blue accents throughout. The bucket seats are covered in Fine Nappa leather with Sepang Blue diamond pattern, while the backrest is finished in Ara Blue. Sepang Blue stitching provides subtle contrasts, including on the parking brake lever, the center tunnel console, the steering wheel and the instrument cowl.
The black Alcantara headlining and black Fine Nappa leather door trim panels take up the Sepang Blue diamond pattern of the bucket seats.
Subtle details round out the interior. Matte carbon is used on the covers of the center tunnel console and the parking brake lever, on the inlays in the doors and the arc around the cockpit. Illuminated aluminum inlays bearing the limited-edition number are integrated into the CFRP door sill trims. Fine Nappa leather adorns the selector lever for the S tronic and the knee pads; the floor mats have black piping and Sepang Blue stitching.
Audi R8 LMX’s high-revving, mid‑mounted engine, double wishbone suspension and ASF (Audi Space Frame) aluminum body are closely based on racing. With 570 hp (419 kW) and 540 Nm (398.3 lb‑ft) of torque, its 5.2 liter, V10 engine accelerates the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds making it the fastest as well as the most powerful Audi R8 ever. It has a top speed is 320 km/h (198.8 mph). A compact, seven‑speed S tronic transfers the power to the quattro permanent all‑wheel drive system. 19‑inch wheels are combined with carbon‑fiber ceramic brake discs, which up front measure 380 millimeters (15.0 in) in diameter. Red anodized brake calipers shine behind the exclusive designer wheels.
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