Audi have released their most powerful R8 road going car to date, the V10 engine develops 570PS/540Nm which equates to 0-62 mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph. The combined fuel figure is 21.9 mpg with co2 emissions of 299 g/km.
It will be previewed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the 26th June 2014, before going on sale for £160,025 with first cars arriving with owners in the autumn. The Audi R8 LMX is limited to a production run of 99 models worldwide.
The R8 LMX will feature laser lighting for high beam which promise twice the illumination range of all-LED headlights. The new laser high beams, one laser module per headlight generates a cone of light with twice the range of the all LED headlights. Each module comprises four high-power laser diodes. These generate a blue laser beam with a wavelength of 450 nanometers. A phosphor converter transforms this into roadworthy white light with a colour temperature of 5,500 Kelvin - which is near to daylight. The laser spot, which is active at speeds of 37mph and above, supplements the LED high beam in the R8 LMX and greatly enhances visibility and safety. An intelligent camera based sensor system detects other road users and actively adjusts the light pattern to avoid dazzle.
There is a choice of two paint finishes Daytona Grey matt effect or Mythos Black, metallic paint.
There have been some styling modifications for the top of the range R8, these include a fixed rear spoiler, additional use of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) for the front spoiler lip, side flics, engine compartment cover, exterior mirror housings, sideblades, rear wing and diffuser. The Singleframe grille and front air intakes and the outlet grille at the rear are finished in titanium grey, while the sports exhaust system features high-gloss black tailpipes.
Blue accents continue the theme in the interior with its bucket seats upholstered in Nappa leather and finished with Sepang Blue diamond stitching and backrest covers in Ara Blue. Sepang Blue diamond stitching contrasts with the Alcantara headlining and black Nappa leather door trim panels, and the colour is also sewn into the edges of the parking brake lever, centre tunnel console, steering wheel and instrument cowl.
There are matt carbon covers for the centre tunnel console and parking brake lever, the inlays in the doors and the arc around the cockpit, and illuminated aluminium inlays bearing the limited-edition number integrated into the CFRP door sill trims. Fine Nappa leather adorns the selector lever for the S tronic and the knee pads, and the floor mats have black piping and Sepang Blue stitching.
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