2015 Audi R8 laser headlight teased before Geneva unveil next month
Second generation Audi R8 has been promised to turn out to be something more than just a high-performance sports car. Audi will be introducing new features in 2015 R8 full of futuristic technologies. Alongside at Geneva Motor Show, the Ingolstadt-based will also unveil new fully electric e-tron derivative of Audi R8, which will be put on sale together with the conventional propulsion variant. News about a plug-in hybrid variant of R8 with a V6 or 4-cylinder turbo assisted by an electric motor is still not confirmed.
Audi R8 laser headlight will be offered as a paid extra, as it is the 37-LED headlamp which is standard. The optional laser high-beam headlight will use high-intensity laser diodes for lighting up the road far ahead, with almost double the lighting range compared to LED high-beam headlamp.
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According to Audi, each laser headlamp unit in R8 has one laser module comprising of four high-intensity laser diodes. Phosphor converter element in the unit transforms blue light into pure white light (the former tone is a trait that helps visually distinguish laser headlamps from regular LED headlights).