A few days before the Geneva Motor Show BMW released the first pictures and details of their all-new DTM racer based on the M4. The car looked so awesome that it consumed all the attention the media could lavish on German touring car racing for now. No at the Geneva Motor Show Audi tries to balance things out by revealing their new DTM racer.
This is the Audi RS5 DTM 2014, the main rival for the BMW M4 DTM, seeing as Mercedes’ contender is not quite there yet. The new version of the two-door touring car not only looks more aggressive, it’s been given a thorough onceover to make sure every little detail is as fine-tuned as it can be.
The RS 5 now has the honeycomb grill from the production car at the front and new air ducts feeding the engine and brakes. As a result, the race car now shares an almost identical look to the sporting RS production models. This matters, as racing series like the DTM serve as a marketing tool for the production cars the racing machines are based upon.
Major changes have happened regarding the way Audi RS5 DTM cuts through the air by enhancing its aerodynamic properties. The side profile sees some adjustments for the position of side mirrors and the shape of fender flares to make the whole thing more efficient. After that the engineers set about adjusting the suspension on the front and rear axles to complement the new aero.
The Audi RS5 DTM 2014, along with other new cars competing this year, will take part in two official tests in Budapest and at the Hockenheimring before the start of the season.