Photo of the day: Audi R8 takes lasers to the US

The Audi R8 has been equipped with laser headlights for a little while, but only now is such tech available in the US. It’s an occasion Audi has marked with the car you see here.

This is the R8 V10 plus exclusive edition (someone at Audi really doesn’t like upper-case letters). And we think it is excellent.

Alright, so perhaps supercars ought to be a lairy yellow rather than a flat grey. But we’re pretty taken by ‘Quantum Gray’, particularly as Audi has thrown in some ‘Solar Orange’ on the carbon sideblades to liven things up. Looks cracking, no?

It’s meant to be a moving advert for Audi’s ‘exclusive’ customisation scheme, and as such, its designers have gone to town on the design flourishes. The interior is a festival of Alcantara, carbon and orange detailing, while there are fixed-back racing seats inside, too.

There’s carbon aplenty on the exterior too, as well as those nifty headlights. Audi’s making 25 in total, with a price tag of $229,200. That’s around £185,000; spec a V10 Plus to that level in the UK (they start below £135k) and you’ll be doing very well indeed…