Audi has just announced the most intriguing boring news ever concerning the launch of an exclusive version of the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus in America. This model comes with full LED headlights supplemented by a laser high beam module in each headlight, so the Yanks can enjoy an excellent view ahead at nights. This edition is limited to 25 units each starting at $229,200.
To be brutally honest laser lights are something of a gimmick and it’s not even like they are totally new. BMW i8 has been offering them for a while now, and nobody seems to care. Still, for the car nerd inside you we should probably mention that 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Exclusive’s laser light modules feature four high intensity laser diodes which create a blue laser beam with a wavelength of 450 nanometers. A phosphor converter then transforms the blue laser beam into a very bright and pure white light. Mind you, this thing is active only at speeds of 40 mph and above and only when the weather conditions permit. So yea, gimmick.
We’re more interested in the other, more useful features of the 2017 Audi R8 V10 Plus Exclusive, which include Quantum Gray paint job, a gloss anthracite front grille and 20-inch 10-spoke-Y-design wheels in high-gloss anthracite finish, carbon side blades with Solar Orange painted vertical stripe, full leather interior package in Black and Signal orange, Audi exclusive door sill trim in leather and a leather wrapped steering wheel with a Signal Orange 12 o’clock marker, customized illuminated door sills “one of 25” in carbon matte, headliner w/ diamond-stitching, rear panel and rear shelf, and luggage compartment trim all in Alcantara.