Audi ‘light’ years ahead: Audi R8 V10 world’s first car with LED headlamps as standard

So we’re really excited about the 528-hp Audi R8 V10 but we’re pretty sure that it’ll cost a lot more than its V8 sibling. While Audi has yet to reveal any pricing info on the model, it announced today that the R8 V10 will be the world’s first car to offer all-LED headlamps as standard. Our thoughts? Audi better offer them as standard seeing as the car will carry a pretty hefty price tag.

The 196 mph Audi R8 will carry a new-generation of headlamps using only Light Emitting Diodes, which can supposedly reduce CO2 emissions. The R8 V10 interior will come with a standard light package including LED footwell lighting, light and rain sensors and LED engine compartment lighting.

The Audi R8 V10 will make its world debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show next week with sales to start in the later part of summer 2009.

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