Audi A5 DTM 2012

September 16, 2011 at 11:00 am

Audi’s new contender for Germany;s favorite motorsport DTM has been revealed in the flesh, and would you just look at it! Regardless of the technicalities, it’s an awesome object to be hold. The Audi A5 DTM is 5.01 meters long, 1.95 meters wide and 1.15 meters low. The wheelbase of all DTM vehicles is identical, i.e. 2,750 millimeters. Like its predecessor, the A5 DTM is powered by a V8 engine with an output of about 340 kW (460 HP). The six-speed transmission, now pneumatically operated using paddle shifters in the steering wheel, is a new development. The shifting events are more precise compared with conventional manual gearshifts and allow the mileage of the unit to be quadrupled to up to [...]

Audi TT RS Racing Costs 180,000 EUR

September 9, 2011 at 10:48 am

Audi customer motorsport division, same guys responsible for the ultra-successful R8 LMS, announced they are now taking orders for the smaller TT RS racing car. And it starts at 180,000 euro which isn’t much for a full-on racing car. In comparison the BMW X4 Race Car cost nearly 300 grand. But this Audi is a front-wheel-drive and has a 380 hp output coming from a production-derived five-cylinder 2.5 liter turbo engine and has a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters. It has proved itself though, both in tests and in the races Audi entered it to evaluate it. The best example is the class victory at the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in June. Testing phase culminated in an impressive [...]

Audi R8 LMS Grand-Am

September 8, 2011 at 9:41 am

Audi is expanding its domination in the the motorsport world by offering the R8 LMS now in America. They just announced a homologation program that allows the R8 to enter American Grand-Am series. The car will makes its debut at Daytona 24 Hours in 2012. For use in the USA, quattro GmbH is modifying the GT3 race car of which more than 40 units have already been sold in the areas of the chassis, body, engine and suspension. The chassis is stiffened by a roll cage with wall thicknesses being increased to two millimetres according to the regulations. A new front splitter, a modified rear diffuser and a standard Grand-Am rear wing change the aerodynamics of the sports car. The [...]

First Audi TT-RS Sold In America

July 29, 2011 at 9:58 am

The RS-badged Audis are now officially back in the U.S. as the first TT-RS is sold to veteran race driver Don Istook. Americans have waited long enough for the RS, and finally, thanks to a Facebook petition, they are getting it for $56,850. The 2012 Audi TT RS stands as the pinnacle of the TT model line, representative of the highest performance category for Audi vehicles. The Audi TT RS, powered by the award-winning 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder TFSI engine, generates 360 hp between 5,500 and 6,700 rpm, and 343 lb-ft of torque between 1,650 and 5,400 rpm for power on demand. With aluminum and steel hybrid ASF® technology and standard quattro® all-wheel drive, the TT RS offers excellent aerodynamics and [...]

Audi A5 DTM Concept

July 16, 2011 at 2:44 pm

This is the new Audi DTM machine based on the A5, which is ought to carry on A4′s success in the German Series from 2012 season. The technically and visually upgraded A5 that is will be arriving at dealerships shortly provides the basis for the new DTM car. The new technical specifications have been worked out by the German Motorsport Association (DMSB) and the DTM umbrella organization ITR in close cooperation with the automobile manufacturers and are setting new standards particularly in terms of safety. Like all new DTM cars, the new Audi A5 DTM has a high-strength carbon-fiber monocoque that is combined with a steel tube cage. In addition to the A- and C-pillars the new regulations prescribe a [...]