Audi A5 DTM

Audi A5 2012 DTM at the IAA 2011

The Audi A5 DTM (internal production name " R17 " ) is a prototype race car of the German automobile manufacturer Audi, which was designed exclusively for use in the DTM and the BMW M3 and competes there since 2012 against the Mercedes C-Coupé. The A5 DTM replaced the A4 DTM, the import total of five overall victories 2004-2011 with Mattias Ekström, Timo Scheider and Martin Tomczyk. 2013, the car was renamed in DTM Audi RS 5.


Like all racing cars of the DTM is based on the A5 DTM only visually on the same production cars. Constructed is the prototype of a CFRP monocoque chassis with integrated 120 - liter fuel tank. The A5 DTM is powered by a naturally aspirated V8 engine makes 4 liters, which around 340 kW ( ≈ 460 bhp) and a maximum torque of over 500 Nm. The rear-wheel -powered A5 DTM also has a sequential 6 - speed sports transmission.


The tires comes from the unit supplier Hankook. In contrast to the pre-season tires are enlarged. The front tire now has a width of 300 millimeters and a diameter of 680 millimeters at the rear tire is now on 310 millimeters wide and 710 millimeters in diameter. For additional downforce, the tires are the future have wing elements on the side walls. The 18 -inch wheels are unit components.

Teams and Drivers

In the 2012 DTM season, eight drivers on for three teams. Mattias Ekström, Rahel Frey, Timo Scheider and Adrien Tambay start for Abt Sportsline. Phoenix Racing approached with Miguel Molina and Mike Rockenfeller. Filipe Albuquerque and Edoardo Mortara started for Team Rosberg.

In the 2013 DTM season kick eight drivers on for four teams. Mattias Ekström and Jamie Green start for Abt Sportsline. Mike Rockenfeller and Miguel Molina for Phoenix Racing. Timo Scheider and Adrien Tambay start for Audi Sport Team Abt Filipe Albuquerque and Edoardo Mortara start for Team Rosberg.

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