Audi has announced the the Audi R8 LMX limited edition model which is the most unique R8 for two strong reasons. The very first reason is that the R8 LMX is the most powerful version of this iconic sports car yet, and I know this is quite exciting. Now, the second reason is that it also happens to the be first production car to equip laser high beam lighting as a standard equipment.
Audi plans to make only 99 models of the LMX limited edition and will debut the same in the UK at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed. Interested buyers can get the R8 LMX for £160,025 and upwards, with deliveries expected to begin in autumn.
Talking about the specs now, the Audi R8 LMX is based on the V10 plus model and equips the same mid‑mounted, high-revving 10-cylinder engine. The powerful engine puts out 570 PS and peak torque of 540 Nm, which is enough to catapult the vehicle from a standstill to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 198 mph. Complementing the uptuned engine is a 7-speed S tronic automatic transmission and quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. The LMX rolls on 19 inch, 20-spoke alloys wrapped in 215 mm tires up front and 305 mm tires at the rear. The braking performance comes from carbon-fibre ceramic brake discs and calipers painted in red.
The model also features a fixed rear spoiler made for improved downforce and extensive use of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer on areas like engine compartment cover, sideblades, side flics, front spoiler lip, exterior mirror housings, diffuser and rear wing. The Singleframe grille and the air intakes have a titanium grey finish, while a high-gloss black finish has been used for the sports exhaust system.
As mentioned above, one of the most interesting features of this model is the laser lighting that has been added as a standard feature. The laser headlamps offer increased illumination compared to Audi’s Matrix LED headlights.
The interior features Nappa leather bucket seats with Sepang Blue diamond stitching, Alcantara headlining, Fine Nappa leather door trim panels and more.