The 2016 Audi R8 has been teased ahead of its official debut, rumored to be scheduled for the Geneva Motor Show in March. Audi says the image previews the supercar’s all-new headlights, which use LED lights that can be supplemented with optional laser high beam lighting modules, providing nearly twice the lighting range.
Each of the R8’s headlights contains one laser module made up of a bundle of four high‑intensity blue-light laser diodes. A phosphor is used to transform the blue-light lasers into pure white light, however the laser lights retain their blue color when viewed head-on by the human eye.
Audi’s laser beam technology was first previewed on the R18 e‑tron quattro race car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, followed by the limited-edition 2014 R8 LMX. The new TT sports car currently offers similiar technology, and other Audi models are expected to offer similiar high-tech lighting systems.
Audi released no other information in regards to their R8 supercar, however the model is one of the worst-kept current automotive secrets. An apparent photo of the car leaked online last week, and spy photos of the supercar have been floating around since last year. More information on the 2016 R8 should be released after its expected debut in Switzerland this March.