Sore-Losing Audi Says its Laser-Beam Car is Faster than BMW’s

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Because ‘first’ was already taken.

Audi and BMW’s childish race to deliver the first productionmodel with laser headlights should have come to an end last week, when BMWdelivered the first i8 models equipped with the groundbreaking technology to Germancustomers. But Audi – whose R8 LMX is expected to be a close second (despiteearlier promises of being the “world’s first production car with laser highbeams”) – just wouldn't take defeat that easily. So the company made up a newsure-thing category in the laser-beam race.

Now, Audi claims that the R8 LMX is the “fastest series carwith laser beam” lights, a statement which can’t be disputed, as its 0-62 mphtime of 3.4 seconds is obviously faster than the i8’s 4.4 seconds. The Audialso has a higher top-speed of 199 mph, as opposed to the Bimmer’s 155. Now thateveryone’s a winner, can we move on, Audi?

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