For the 2012 DTM racing series, Audi will be replacing the current A4 DTM with a brand new A5. The car is known as the R17 and comes with a high-strength carbon-fiber monocoque that is combined with a steel tube cage. For the sidewalls, Audi has used a hybrid design with a carbon, Zylon and Rohacell construction. This construction will provide maximum security in case of side impact.

The A5 DTM is powered by a V8 engine that delivers a total of 460 HP - the same engine found in the A4 DTM it replaces. The engine will be mated to a six-speed transmission. Characteristic features of the 2012-generation of DTM vehicles are a larger rear wing and a reduction of the permitted aerodynamics components.

The Audi A5 DTM will make its world debut in September at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The first prototype of the R17 is currently being built up at Audi Sport in Ingolstadt.


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  (728) posted on 11.30.2011

I didn’t find it unique. It is just a typical sports car on its exquisite graphic design. Anyway, I can’t wait to see already its official outlook, and I think it is more impressive if they use a V10 engine than with V8.

  (831) posted on 10.19.2011

It is definitely so unique on its platform, and I must say that this concept was oozing with angst and aggressive that really impressed me a lot. Well, I just only hope that they would really put this one on production.

  (647) posted on 10.5.2011

Absolutely unique and exotic sports car. I like the characteristic of its futuristic features and the innovative design in and out. Also a very ideal and powerful system configuration.

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