Behind the BMW i8, the limited-edition Audi R8 LMX
is the world's second car to come equipped with laser headlights. While they are
available as an option on the BMW, Audi offers them as standard equippment on the strictly-limited R8 LMX. Neither of them will be available with the innovative lighting in the U.S.,
however, because of federal laws.
The 2015 Audi R8 LMX can be ordered right now and will debut on the streets this summer. It's available as a coupe with a production run limited to 99 vehicles.
The base price in Germany is 210,000 EUR.
Exclusive Ara Blue Color
The 2015 R8 LMX sends out a clear visual signal with its Audi exclusive customized paint finish in Ara Blue, crystal effect. A large, fixed rear spoiler increases the downforce on the rear axle. Like the front spoiler lip, the flics on the sides, the engine compartment cover, the exterior mirror housings, the sideblades, the rear wing and the diffuser, it is made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) with a matte finish. The Singleframe grille, the air inlet grilles up front and the outlet grille at the rear are finished in titanium gray. The sport exhaust system has high-gloss black tailpipes.
R8 LMX's Dynamic Interior
The dynamic lines carry over into the black interior, which also features blue accents. The folding bucket seats are covered in Fine Nappa leather with Sepang Blue diamond pattern. The backrest covers are finished in Ara Blue. Sepang Blue stitching provides subtle contrasts, including on the parking brake lever, the center tunnel console, the steering wheel and the instrument cowl. The black Alcantara headlining and black Fine Nappa leather door trim panels take up the Sepang Blue diamond pattern of the bucket seats.
Subtle details round out the interior. Matte carbon is used on the covers of the center tunnel console and the parking brake lever, on the inlays in the doors and the arc around the cockpit. Illuminated aluminum inlays bearing the limited-edition number are integrated into the CFRP door sill trims. Fine Nappa leather adorns the selector lever for the S tronic and the knee pads; the floor mats have black piping and Sepang Blue stitching.