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Audi A5 DTM Unleashed

2012 Audi A5 DTM

With the occasion of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi has decided to bring the DTM version of its popular A5 model. Known within the company as the R17, the car comes with a bespoke hybrid construction consisting of a carbon monocoque body and a steel cage that forms the cockpit.

2012 Audi A5 DTM

Under the hood of the car rests a V8 engine capable of developing no less than 454 hp (460 PS / 340 kW), an engine which is mated to a newly developed 6-speed racing gearbox. The costs of the car have been reduced by up to 40% thanks to the fact that all of the DTM racers have certain identical features; one example would be the 2,750 mm long wheelbase.

2012 Audi A5 DTM

The Audi A5 DTM is scheduled to participate in the next year edition of the DTM championship and will have to face some serious competition coming from the other German manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

Source: Audi via WCF

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