German luxury car maker Audi today launched the limited edition sports car 'Audi R8 LMX' in India priced at Rs. 2.97 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).
Claiming that Audi R8 LMX is the the first production car with laser high beam lighting in India, the company said its production run is limited to only 99 vehicles globally.
Highlighting the significance of the new lighting technology, the company said the laser spot offer a higher range of visibility enhancing the safety aspect. The lights are activated at a speed of 60 kmph and above. The laser light spots one laser module per headlight generates a cone of light with twice the range of the all-LED headlight.
The car is the fastest Audi R8 ever which can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hr in 3.4 seconds and can reach a top speed of 320 km/hr.
Commenting on the launch, Audi India Head Joe King said: "Audi has always been at the forefront in lighting technologies. Audi was the first luxury car manufacturer to bring LED headlights in India...the introduction of the laser headlight to the Audi R8 LMX underscores our leading position in lighting technology."
The combination of LED and laser high beam lighting was used for the first time on the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race last year.
"Audi is thus continuing its tradition of using racing to test new technologies destined for production. The limited-edition Audi R8 LMX is the first production car in India to come equipped with laser high beam lighting, a particularly brilliant innovation integrated in a sports car," Kind added.
He said with the launch of this new model the company will be able to further enhance its position in the Indian market, where it sold 10,851 units crossing the 10,000 milestone for two years in succession.