The fastest and most powerful
Audi production model ever – the R8 V10 plus – is now also the first Audi model
line to offer laser light technology. Originally debuting on 25 R8 exclusive edition
models, laser light technology is the latest in a long line of lighting
innovations from the four rings. The R8 has pioneered many of these
innovations, as the first Audi model to offer all-LED headlights in 2008 and
now as the first model line to offer laser high beams. In addition, the R8 was
also the first Audi vehicle to couple the laser light with dynamic front turn
An identifying characteristic
of the laser headlights is their blue light signature in the headlight housing.
The laser beam pattern, which is active at speeds of 40 mph and above (when
conditions permit), supplements the LED high beam and greatly enhances
visibility for the driver by projecting a low and wide beam of light on the
The R8, which shares
approximately 50 percent of the same parts, including the V10 engine with the
R8 LMS racecar, now also features exciting new design options in addition to
more standard features. New for 2018, all R8 models will come standard equipped
with Audi smartphone interface for compatible devices. A newly available Black
optic package includes 20-inch, 10-spoke Y design forged wheels in a high gloss
Anthracite with summer tires, gloss black exhaust tips, Mythos black side
blades (V10 models only) and a Black optic exterior trim. Full LED headlights
with Audi laser light are available on V10 models and are standard equipment on
the V10 plus.
Source: Audi America
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