It’s not just visual updates for this one-off ride because it has managed to drop a whopping 400 kg (882 lbs) from its total weight.
The original car was called Bobby and now the significantly updated version of it has been officially unveiled and nicknamed Robby. Bobby has managed to hit a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph) on a driverless lap of the Hockenheim track, in Germany, and Robby has been taken recently to the Sonoma Raceway in California where it managed to do a lap without human assistance in just 2:01.01.
“In Sonoma, we took the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept to its physical limits lap after lap, and it handled the task with uniform precision,” says Thomas Müller, who is responsible for the development of brake, steering and driver assistance systems at Audi. “The car turned in lap times that were better than those of sports car drivers.”
The “new” Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept has lost 400 kg (881 lbs) from its total weight. The model has also received a new red and black livery but the carmaker didn’t really have anything more to say about it. From previous news, we do know that it has a 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 engine under its hood, which is capable of producing a total output of 560 HP (412 kW) and a peak torque of 700 Nm (516 lb-ft). This is also used on the production version of the facelifted RS7 Sportback.