Audi has shown the future it aspires to. Meet the Quattro Laserlight. This thing is fucking insane. I'm speechless. I'm not going to pretend I know a lot about cars, but you'd have to be a moron not to see that this car concept is ridiculous.
You should have heard the audience at the Cosmopolitan soil itself with flatulent groans when this little piece of information was read by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg:
"The new show car demonstrates technical 'Vorsprung' on many levels. Onboard this car we have e-tron technology with 515 kW of power and 2.5 l/100 km fuel economy; laser headlights that leave all previous systems in the dark with its higher performance as well as new display and operating systems with cutting-edge electronic performance. We are showing the future of Audi here."
90 miles per gallon is a huge–and 515kW? That's a lot of power. Audi wants to do that. Ambitious.
The car gets its "Laserlight" name from its laser headlights. Laser headlights! Here's how they work, from the release:
The powerful laser diodes are significantly smaller than LED diodes; they are only a few microns in diameter. Illuminating the road for a distance of nearly 500 meters (1,640 ft), the laser high-beam light has approximately twice the lighting range and three times the luminosity of LED high beam lights. In this future technology, Audi is once again demonstrating its leadership role in automotive lighting technology with a system that will also be used on the race track in the 2014 R18 e-tron quattro.