The first official teaser of the 2015 Audi R8 has been revealed ahead of the car's debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. And it's got frickin' lasers.
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The mid-engined Audi R8 will be offered with laser high-beam lights, with the German brand describing the new illumination system — which has been seen previously on the Audi R8 LMX (pictured below) as "the first of a number of technology highlights of the top sports car".

Premiere des Audi  R8 LMX in Le Mans 2014

The headlight system uses LEDs "which can be supplemented by a laser high-beam lighting module as an option", the brand has confirmed. Audi claims laser lighting "uses high-intensity laser diodes, which generate a lot of light energy from a very small component".

Audi has confirmed LED headlights will be offered as standard across all R8 models, but the brand claims that "compared to LED high-beam headlights, laser high-beams attain nearly twice the lighting range".

2015-audi-r8-1The headlight assemblies contain one laser module which comprises four high-intensity laser diodes, which bundle and pass through a phosphor convertor that "transforms the blue light into pure white light".

CarAdvice has reported on spy images of the 2015 Audi R8 in the past, and a leaked image purportedly showing the form of the all-new model surfaced last week (see below).

audi-r8-spy-shot-heroExpect the new-generation Audi R8 in Audi Australia showrooms in 2016.

Read the CarAdvice technical guide on headlight technology.