[YesAuto racing technology and equipment] A while ago, BMW and Audi made a lot of money on who first used the laser headlights in the race. In the 24-hour Nürburgring North Endurance Race qualifier last Sunday, The BMW Z4 GT3 racing car gave the answer, and BMW took the lead in applying this technology to automotive events.
There are two BMW teams using Z4 GT3 racing cars. Compared with the xenon headlights used before Z4 GT3 racing cars, laser headlights can increase the brightness by more than 40%, while also saving weight and energy, which is very important in automotive events. Every additional gram of vehicle weight reduction or one additional drop of fuel saved may affect the outcome of the race.
BMW Motorsports Director Jens Marquardt said: “As a demanding test site, the Nürburgring plays a key role in the development of BMW cars and motorsports. For this reason, we are very pleased to be able to compete for the first time in motor racing. Using laser headlight technology. Efficient laser headlights signify that the car has a higher safety factor, especially in the 24-hour Nurburgring North Endurance Race, which will be a milestone.”
The 24-hour Nürburgring North Endurance Race will be held from June 19th to 22nd this year. At that time, Audi's R18 e-tron quattro may also use laser headlight technology. (Compilation/Auto House Guo Feng)