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Audi autonomous RS 7 Sportback to run racing speed lap at Hockenheim

2014 Audi RS7 Sportback - Audi autonomous RS 7 Sportback to run racing speed lap at Hockenheim

A driverless Audi RS 7 Sportback will take a lap on the Hockenheim race track on Sunday 19 October, in the season finale of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM).

The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept car will handle the Hockenheim track at racing speed.Tests conducted so far indicate that on the grand prix track a lap time of just over two minutes can be expected, and that the technology demonstrator should reach speeds of up to 240 km/h (149 mph).

With the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept car, Audi wants to show the great potential of piloted driving.

The RS 7 Sportback is equipped with a 4.0 TFSI with 412 kW (560 hp) and 700 N·m (516 lb-ft) of torque. With its cylinder-on-demand (COD) system, the fuel consumption of the V-8 bi-turbo is 9.5 liters per 100 kilometers (24.8 mpg US) with 221 grams CO2 per kilometer (355.7 g/mi).