2013 Audi A5 DTM
With DTM racing returning to Russia for the first time in 30 years, German automaker and perennial contender, Audi, recently brought their racing maven all the way to the Red Square.
The unveiling of the Audi A5 DTM at the Russian capital comes six months before the inaugural race for the most internationally-recognized Touring Car series kicks off at the Moscow Speedway. Guess the Four Rings is trying to get a head on scoring some Russian fans before the Moscow stage of the DTM calendar descends on the Russian capital this coming August.
Two-time champion, Mattias Ekstrom, and 2012 double race winner, Edoardo Mortara, were on hand to present the A5 DTM itself. Built with a CFRP monocoque with an integrated fuel tank and plenty of crash elements, the 2013 A5 DTM was built and designed to bring out the ultimate DTM race car.
And with a 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 460 horsepower and mates to a six-speed sequential gearbox, the A5 DTM is far from a slouch, matched only by superior handling credentials in the form of an independent front and rear suspension with double wishbones, a pushrod system with spring/damper unit, and adjustable gas pressure dampers.
To handle that kind of power with the rigors of racing, Audi fitted the A5 DTM with a set of 18-inch forged-aluminum wheels wrapped in Hankook tires and backed by a hydraulic dual circuit brake system with light-alloy monobloc brake calipers, and ventilated front and rear carbon-fiber brake discs.
Suffice to say, the new A5 DTM is ready for some DTM action in the Motherland.
Click past the jump to read the full specs on the A5 DTM and Audi’s press release
2013 Audi A5 DTM
Horsepower @ RPM:450
Torque @ RPM:470 (Est.)
0-60 time:3.2 sec. (Est.)
Top Speed:195 mph (Est.)
Audi A5 DTM Technical Details
|Vehicle type||DTM touring car|
|Chassis||CFRP monocoque with integrated fuel tank, CFRP crash elements on the sides, CFRP crash elements, front and rear|
|Engine||Normally aspirated 90° V8, 4 valves per cylinder, mandatory intake air restrictors 2 x 28.0 mm|
|Engine control unit||Bosch MS 5.1|
|Engine lubrication||Dry sump|
|Power output||460 horsepower|
|Drive system||Rear-wheel drive|
|Clutch||4-plate CFRP clutch|
|Gearbox||6-speed sequential gearbox|
|Differential||Adjustable plate-type limited-slip differential|
|Driveshafts||Constant velocity sliding tripod universal joint|
|Steering||Servo assisted rack and pinion steering|
|Suspension||Independent front and rear suspension, double wishbones, pushrod system with spring/damper unit, adjustable gas pressure dampers|
|Brakes||Hydraulic dual circuit brake system, light alloy monobloc brake calipers, ventilated front and rear carbon-fiber brake discs, infinitely manually adjustable front and rear brake balance, electromagnetic start valve|
|Rims||Forged aluminum wheels front: 12 x 18 inch; rear: 13 x 18 inch|
|Tires||Hankook, front: 300-680-18; rear: 320-710-18|
|Length||5,010 mm (incl. rear wing)|
|Minimum weight||1,100 kg (incl. driver)|
|Fuel tank capacity||120 liters|