Audi R8 LMX Gets More Power, Laser Lights In Paris

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

The latest version of Audi’s V10-powered R8 supercar has lasers for headlights and a more powerful engine.

Now making 562 horsepower, the gorgeous blue supercar currently on display at the Paris Motor Show is now the most powerful R8 available from Audi, albeit by a small margin with only 10 hp more than the V10 Plus model. That power goes to all four wheels, enabling a 3.4 second sprint to 62 mph from a standstill.

That blue finish is the only way you can get the Audi R8 LMX, which also gets additional carbon fiber exterior trim, unique wheels, red brake calipers. Inside the car you’ll find luxurious black leather upholstery.

2014 Paris Motor Show Coverage

But this car has a major downside: its laser-beam headlights aren’t legal in the US, meaning none of the 99 examples being built will be sold here.

GALLERY: 2014 Audi R8 LMX Live Photos

GALLERY: 2014 Audi R8 LMX

Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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