Audi brings a new world first to the incredible R8 LMX

The Audi R8 continues to lead the way and break new ground in its segment. A limited edition model - the R8 LMX becomes the first to incorporate laser high beam headlights.

Full LED lighting as standard arrived first in the original R8, and the lasers in the innovative new system create double the illumination range. Laser beam lights are a standard feature for the R8 LMX, making it a unique and unusual pioneer in this area.

The car looks individual and striking from the first glance, particularly if chosen with the exclusive Ara Blue paintwork finish. The colour is inspired by the blue of the laser light before it passes through the integrated phosphor converter. Several other body options are available: Mythos Black metallic and matt Daytona Grey.

Blue is also visible throughout the luxury interior, particularly in the Sepang Blue diamond stitch seen on the Alcantara headlining, door trim panels and Fine Nappa leather upholstery. The inclusion of ergonomic bucket seats adds to the comfort, and represents the more athletic prowess of the R8 LMX.

Using a 5.2-litre V10 engine to dramatic effect, the special edition will be the most powerful road-ready incarnation of the R8 ever built. With 562bhp and 540Nm it hurtles confidently to a maximum speed of 198mph, covering 0-60mph in less than four seconds on its roaring ascent.

The UK premiere of the inspiring Audi R8 LMX will be at this summer's Goodwood Festival of Speed from June 26-29. Only 99 models will be built in the very limited run to maintain the car's exclusivity.

Please get in touch with Audi Centre, South Dublin for more information on a new or limited edition Audi car and to register your interest.