Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept heading for 2014 CESThu, 02 Jan 2014
Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept heading for 2014 CES
The Consumer Electric Show (CES) in Las Vegas is rapidly turning in to a showcase for some of latest electronic gizmos on cars, and the 2014 Show will see a new version of the Audi Sport Quattro Concept complete with Laser Lights. The Sport Quattro comes with a pair of low-profile trapezoidal elements, with the outer one generating the more familiar matrix LEDs for low beam whilst the inner one laser light for high beam, which offers three times the luminosity of LED high beam and can light up the road for 500 metres ahead.
Apart from the clever laser headlights, the Sport Quattro Concept seems to be the same as the one Audi revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, apart from a new paint job in Plasma Red and the laser lights.
Under the bonnet is the same twin-turbo 4.0 litre V8 mated to an electric motor which produces a combined 690bhp to all four wheels through an 8-speed auto ‘box. Audi claim that’s good enough for a 0-62 mph in just 3.7 seconds and yet the Sport quattro will travel for up to 30 miles in pure EV mode and comes with official economy of 113mpg.
With or without laser lights, we still don’t know if Audi have production plans for the Sport quattro or whether they’re using it to showcase technology heading for more mainstream models.
By Cars UK