Audi unveils its new R8 LMX — the world’s first production car with laser high beams.
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. Now the car maker evoling to the next stage: the laser spot for the high beams, which increases the range substantially.
A blue laser beam is converted into roadworthy white light that only becomes active at speeds higher than 60 km/h, while a sensor system detects other cars and adjusts the light accordingly.
Boasting 570 horsepower and 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, the R8 LMX will be released this summer and can be ordered now.