Audi Launches Limited Edition 2015 R8 LMX Edition Coupe

2015 Audi R8 LMX Limited Edition 3 Audi Launches Limited Edition 2015 R8 LMX Edition Coupe

2015 Audi R8 LMX Limited Edition 5 Audi Launches Limited Edition 2015 R8 LMX Edition Coupe

German auto maker Audi launched the 2-seat sports car ‘R8’ in 2006. The features Audi’s trademark Quattro all wheel drive system and was totally designed, developed and built by Quattro GmbH, the high performance division of Audi. The model was built using the platform of the Lamborghini Gallardo and its name is taken from the ‘R8’ race car built by Audi that won the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, five times. The name sharing led to some confusion initially. The on- road ‘R8’, after its launch, has went on to become one of the most famous sports production cars of recent times. It has won several awards and some claim to be one of the best sports cars ever made. Famous race driver Jacky Ickx has said that the R8 has the best handling among road cars.

At the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans Audi introduced the ‘Audi R8 LMX’. It is a limited edition version based on the R8 coupe. Audi will be building only 99 units of the car and they will go for sale later in 2014. The limited edition model is all set to become the first production car in the world that has been fitted with high beam laser lights.

Exterior/Interior

One of the most notable aspects of the body of the car is the use of CFRP or carbon fiber based polymer. It can be found on the door sills, rear wing and diffuser, engine cover and the spoiler on the front. There is a single-frame grille on the front. Each module of the laser light has four diodes that will generate blue laser beams and has a long illumination range.

The black themed interior features blue stitching and accents. The bucket style seats feature black Nappa leather.

Engine

The car has a V10 5.2-liter engine that produces 570 horsepower and torque of 398 lb-feet. This coupe can go 0 to 62 mph in only 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 199 mph. the engine is paired with a 7-speed S-tronic transmission.

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