Autonomous Audi RS7 Sportback will tackle Hockenheim circuit at race speed [w/video]

Article by Christian A., on October 11, 2014

Audi is more and more focused on improve its autonomous driving technology and will show use a driverless RS7 Sportback that will lap the Hockenheim racetrack. According to the German company, the event will happen on October 19, same day when the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) finale takes place.

Audi says that the autonomous RS7 Sportback will be as fast as with a professional racing driver at the wheel and the tests carried showed that the sports car can lap the racetrack in just over 2 minutes and at speeds of up to 149 mph or 240 km/h.

Audi MediaTV will broadcast live and exclusively on the Internet the special event on October 19 starting at 12:45 pm. For those who don’t know, the RS7 Sportback is powered by a 4.0-liter TFSI V8 petrol engine that produces 560 hp (412 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.

The engine enables the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds, while top speed is 250 km/h or 155 mph. With the optional dynamic packages, top speed is increased to 280 km/h (174 mph) or 305 km/h (189.5 mph).

Audi RS7 Sportback is the latest model from Germany-based quattro GmbH. It boasts beautiful dynamics and combines the elegance of a five-door coupé with the strength of a sports car. It can accelerate from 0 to 62.14 mph in just 3.9 seconds and has an option enabling a top speed of 189.52 mph. However, the biturbo V8, which brings supreme power, produces 560 hp, while the RS7 Sportback uses up 9.8 liters of fuel per 24.00 US mpg.

Its impressive aesthetic design and sportiness are the new RS7 Sportback’s main draw at first glance. It has a long engine hood, a 9.58-foot wheelbase, short overhangs, and overall powerfully harmonious proportions, all creating a beautiful sculpture. Not to mention that the 16.44-foot RS7 Sportback looks stunning from every angle, especially with its low, flowing roofline.

Additionally, this five-door coupé’s exterior carries specific details and sporty accents. These details include distinctively styled bumpers, honeycomb grill in high-gloss black, partly tinted LED headlights, flared sills, and matt aluminum add-on parts. What’s more, its sharply sloping and truncated rear end features a distinctive spoiler lip, which is a classic sports car element. To customize the appearance of your car, you can choose between two available styling packages: matt aluminum and carbon.

Audi also has a lightweight construction technology that allowed the RS7 Sportback to set new standards with its lighter weight. With its hybrid aluminum design, the RS7 weighs around 15% less than a car with a comparable all-steel body. Over 20% of the RS7 is aluminum.

Lastly, a 4.0 TFSI engine is the core of the RS7 Sportback. With this engine, the brand’s downsizing strategy is taken to the high-performance class. The twin-turbo V8 of the car displaces 3,993 cc as well as develops impressive power. The engine also generates 560 horsepower at 5,700-6,600 rpm, with a constant torque of 516.29 lb-ft available from 1,750-5,500 rpm.

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