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.

Audi A5 DTM Concept Audi A5 DTM 1

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 B-pillar in front of the driver’s head to be installed in the future. The car’s got a V8 engine with a power output of about 460 hp (340 kW) will be adopted from the successful A4 DTM nearly unchanged. The proven six-speed transmission will continue to be used as well.

This is a fine racing car, but it’s going to face tough competition next year in form of the new BMW M3 DTM.