Audi unveiled its RS5 DTM, which will take part in the 2014 DTM season. Audi will field eight cars across three teams: Audi Sport Team ABT Sportsline (4 cars), Audi Sport Team Phoenix (2 cars) and Audi Sport Team Rosberg (2 cars).
The task that confronted Audi Sport after the 2013 season was a real challenge: how do you make a DTM championship winning car even better? As a result the 2014-specification Audi RS 5 DTM has been redesigned in practically all areas from last year’s car. They now look more aggressive and feature an even closer resemblance to the production models of the RS line.
Audi contests two races against time year after year: one on the race tracks and the other in the Audi Sport offices in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. Because when the DTM celebrates its season opener at Hockenheim in the spring, the engineers start working on the race car for the following year. The ‘RC3,’ as the 2014 version of the Audi RS 5 DTM is known internally, was thus born in May last year. “We begin with the first fundamental thoughts from every department before the aerodynamics are developed in a continuous process,” says Stefan Aicher, Head of Vehicle Design at Audi Sport. “The goal is to have the base for the new car finished before the year is out. The detail work follows.”