The 2016 Audi R8, entering its second generation is set to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. The Ingolstadt based company has released a teaser image in which the mid-engined sports car shows off its new high tech laser head lights.
The specialty of laser lighting is that it uses high-intensity laser diodes, which generate a lot of light energy from a very small component. Compared to LED high-beam headlights, laser high-beams attain nearly twice the lighting range.
A laser module in the R8 operates with four high intensity laser diodes. This module bundles the four intense blue-light laser beams. A phosphor converter transforms the blue light into pure white light. Included as standard equipment in the new R8 the head light system adds that extra bit of premiumness to the car!
Having made its production debut in 2014 summer on the Audi R8 LMX (a limited edition model of the previous R8 model series), these laser headlights, were earlier found on the Audi R18 e-tron quattro race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Audi’s pioneering work on LEDs began in 2004 when they introduced daytime running lights in the A8 L W12.