66/99 = number porn
New models offer rivalry in the most modern jacket, but there’s just something special about farewell-models like the Audi R8 LMX. At the end of a production-cycle brands are rounding up the development of the car’s successor, while at the same time the current production model has become flawless. Well not entirely flawless, but you won’t be bumping into anything that could have been improved during the years. It’s the fact that the models are outdated in many ways, that scares buyers away. And that’s totally unjustified if you’re not addicted to social media.
Each module comprises four high‑power laser diodes. With a diameter of just 300 micrometers, these generate a blue laser beam with a wavelength of 450 nanometers. A phosphor converter transforms this into roadworthy white light with a color temperature of 5,500 Kelvin. – Audi
Pictured below is the number 66 of 99 units of the Audi R8 LMX produced. It’s a car that actually holds the claim ‘first road car with laser lights‘ but that’s just a gimmick. It’s the bumped-up 570 horsepower V10, reworked aero and reworked fixed-suspension what makes this car so good. It is the most powerful R8 MkI, just 10 HP short of the 2017 RWD Lamborghini Huracan.
Not only the drivetrain is something you’d want around on a daily bases, it’s the options that the LMX carries around that make it the lust-worthy-package that it is. It’s littered with carbon: from the interior all the way down to the ceramics it uses to dump kinetic energy. The list is completed by lightweight rims and an overkill of Nappa leather on the inside. Interested? You’ll find the car here.