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Audi R8 V10 Plus Exclusive Edition: Laser Lights

For this year’s LA Auto Show, Audi is debuting the new Audi R8 V10 plus exclusive edition, featuring the newly-legalized laser beam headlamps.

Nov 04, 2016 | By Madelaine Angelina

For this year’s LA Auto Show, Audi is debuting the new Audi R8 V10 plus exclusive edition that features the newly-legalized laser beam headlamps.

The standard Audi R8 V10 is a 550hp, all-wheel-drive supercar. Now, the exclusive edition is equipped with every option and creature comfort the company currently offers. There are only 25 vehicles in this limited run, which makes this a toy many will want to get their hands on.

Each of the 25 creations will be finished with a special Quantum Grey paint with Solar Orange highlights. The car will sit on glossy black 20-inch alloys, and exposed carbon fiber front and rear spoilers, side air vents and mirror housings.

The cabin of the car is trimmed with leather, a touch that extends to the luggage, decked out as it is with Alcantara. Carbon shell sports seats are standard, as is an extra rear luggage shelf and a 12 o’clock marker on the sports steering wheel in Solar Orange.

For that extra dash of exclusivity, the door sills of this R8 will light up with the legend “one of 25”. The R8 logo can be projected on the ground, acting as a guide for you to find your car in the midst of other vehicles (as if you could lose this car in a crowd).

Despite all those showy moves, Audi wants the laser lights to be the star of the automobile. The laser headlamps sport a wider, more focused beam that is whiter and wider than LED or bi-xenon systems. The projection range is also considerably longer. Audi is a major advocate of the innovation, which people also start seeing as a status symbol. It was legalized recently in the US, where it was subject to government testing and approval, and this Audi R8 V10 Plus Exclusive Edition is a celebration of that fact.

The 2016 LA Auto Show opens its doors to the public on November 18.

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