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MOTOR SPORT ENTHUSIAST'S TOUR

GoodwoodThe "Classic Motor Sport Tour" includes visits to Goodwood Revival, Donington Grand Prix Collection, Grand Prix Historique de la Vienne, Manoir de L'Automobile and Museum de L'Automobile at Le Mans and, for a farewell dinner, Atelier Renault on Champs Elysees. Also included are city tours of London and Paris, Classic Team Lotus Works tour and Brands Hatch race master (with an opportunity of a drive in a high performance Renault). This great tour includes return economy air fares, departure tax, transfers, 13 breakfasts, 3 dinners and 13 nights accommodation.

    See the brochure for more details ..... here.

    Bookings close Wednesday 25th June, 2008.

    Telephone Sheryl Poulter at Preston Travel on (03) 9470.4737 for enquiries and bookings.



First Full-LED Headlamp for the Audi R8

 

4th June, 2008

Audi R8

  • 54 high-performance LEDs provide all lighting functions
  • Colour similar to daylight offers advantages at night
  • Innovative lighting technology as option

The range of equipment available for the Audi R8 sports car now includes the first full-LED headlamp. In addition to the daytime running light which features 24 LEDs per headlamp, light-emitting diodes are also used for the turn signals, the low-beam and the high-beam headlights. The Euro 3,590 option rounds out the list of equipment available for the high-technology, mid-engine sports car.

The earlier launch of LED technology at the front of the car required a waiver by the European Union. The prominent advantages are lower energy consumption and a colour that more closely resembles daylight, provides greater contrast and is easier on the human eye. LEDs are also non-wearing, require a lower voltage, are compact and offer greater design freedom.

The new full-LED headlamp represents the pinnacle of Audi's lighting strategy. The use of LEDs already enjoys a long tradition. This innovative technology has previously been used in production vehicles for tail light functions, brake lights and daytime running lights. Since early 2003, Audi has also used the semiconductor technology in a number of concept cars to implement some or all of the lighting functions at the front of the car.

A strip-shaped fog lamp was first introduced at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2003. That same year, the Audi Nuvolari quattro concept car showing the first full-LED headlamp was a highlight (so to speak) of the Geneva Motor Show. And the Le Mans quattro concept car a legitimate predecessor to the Audi R8 illuminated the Frankfurt night with LEDs on the eve of the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Additional concept cars and many refinements to the light source and headlamp geometry followed. This technological highlight is now available as an option for the Audi R8, where it joins other very well-known high-tech components such as the aluminium Audi Space Frame, ceramic brakes and the mid-mounted V8 engine with FSI technology.



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