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Features of the Audi Quattro Laserlight Concept

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Concept cars are glimpses into the future of vehicle technology and innovative styling. They are why manufacturers put everything they have into concept debuts. Not wanting to disappoint, Audi debuted its impressive Quattro Laserlight concept car at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show with glowing reviews from the auto community. Here are some of the key features of the Audi concept car, including how the Quattro Laserlight received its namesake.

Laserlights: Illuminating the Future of Headlights

The Audi Quattro Laserlight outshines the competition leaving other ultra-bright headlights in the dark. Audi’s Laserlight concept car combines current headlamp technology with laser technology to create an astonishing level of brightness in almost any driving condition.

Each of the Quattro’s headlamps use the traditional trapezoidal chamber in combination with tiny laser diodes to produce high beams that are capable of lighting the road over 1,600 feet ahead. The Quattro rounds out the Laserlight concept with hyper-bright Matrix LEDs in each headlamp as well.

Styling for the Sake of Aerodynamics

Borrowing from the current Quattro, the Laserlight concept car combines futuristic style with the science behind aerodynamics. From the grille to the low-profile integrated spoiler, the coupé-inspired body is streamlined from bumper to bumper.

If a car is too heavy, it doesn’t matter how aerodynamic the body is. Audi designers and engineers know this, which is exactly why the entire interior molding of the Laserlight concept car is constructed of lightweight carbon composite. The interior combined with the cast aluminum frame creates a vehicle that only weighs 4,000 lbs.

Enhanced Performance

Although the Quattro Laserlight concept car is a plug-in hybrid, it still produces more power than most of the gas-guzzling V8s on the road. In keeping with Audi’s history of powerful sports cars, the Laserlight concept has a turbocharged 4L V8 that delivers a whopping 700 horsepower and 590 lbs of torque.

On the electric motor side of things, the Quattro uses a lithium-ion battery that generates 110 kilowatts of power capable of going 30 miles on the battery alone. All that power is transferred to the road with an 8-speed triptronic transmission and three torque settings for optimal driving.

Driving Technology

Every manufacturer includes touchscreen GPS in their new models, but the Audi Quattro Laserlight concept car takes screens to an entirely new level with a panoramic dashboard display.

The dashboard has an integrated high-definition TFT display complete with three-dimensional graphics courtesy of a Nvidia Tegra 30 processor. The panoramic screen displays every electronic aspect of the Laserlight concept car via a touchpad toggle that controls the screen’s menus and submenus.

Fuel Economy at its Finest

Last, but certainly not least, the Audi Quattro Laserlight concept car is designed with fuel economy in mind. Although the engine produces 700 horses, it still gets an amazing 95 miles per gallon thanks to the hybrid technology. Zero to 60 in the 3.7 seconds in a plug-in hybrid is quite impressive.

From the laser-bright headlights to the 3-D display, the Audi Quattro Laserlight concept car is taking the automotive world by storm.