In the case of the previous R18, Audi retrofitted the car with matrix LED technology while for the new generation the developers integrated matrix beam and laser diodes from the beginning. This also made it possible to further optimize the intelligent cornering light. Depending on the position of the car on the race track, it illuminates a corner even before the driver turns in.
2014-generation Audi R18 e-tron quattroThe new Audi R18 e-tron quattro is not only more efficient than ever before but in 2014 will be battling to defend the title in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with laser light for the first time.
A blue laser beam backlights a yellow phosphorus crystal lens through which the light beam is then emitted. This new light source provides even more homogenous lighting of the road.
The 2014 Dakar Rally in South America is a little over four weeks away and the release of the entry list and start numbers confirms that the Toyota Imperial South Africa Team of Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz and Leeroy Poulter/Rob Howie are in the company of the world’s top rally raid teams as they take on the world’s longest and toughest cross country race.
The Toyota Imperial South Africa Team enjoys the support of Toyota South Africa Motors, Imperial Toyota Group, Duxbury Netgear, Innovation Group and Toyota Financial Services as well as specialist official suppliers and technical partners Blue Sky, Bosch, Castrol, DeWalt, Donaldson, Edgecam, 4x4 Mega World, Hallspeed, Mastercraft, NGK, Oakley, SKF, Spanjaard, Sparco and TFM.