Audi has revealed its next-generation Deutsche Tourwagen Masters competitor at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show: the RS5 DTM. After a hugely successful 2013 RS5 DTM race car, Audi has taken many pains to ensure that the 2014 iteration is just as championship-worthy as the last.
As with any premiere racing series, regulations are horribly stringent, leaving little to no room for mechanical advantages. In response, Audi engineers have undertaken a massive revamp with emphasis on a wholly new aerodynamics package and advancements wherever possible.
“In production development, we tackle the challenge of making good cars even better day by day,” says Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development of AUDI AG. “This applies to Audi Sport as a part of Audi’s Technical Development as well. The most recent results achieved by hard work are an all-new R18 e-tron quattro that we’re aiming to stand our ground with at Le Mans and in the WEC against Porsche and Toyota, plus a largely new RS 5 DTM with which we’re aiming to keep our number-one spot in the tough competition with BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Of course, neither of these commitments is an end in itself: Motorsport at Audi accelerates the development of new technologies.”
There are still a few months to go before the first official race of the DTM-spec RS5 at Hockenheim this May but, with innovations and an impressive performance record last year, things look promising for Germany’s latest four-ringed racing-coupe for 2014.