Audi A5 DTM Audi A5 DTM

Audi has become the second of the DTM championship’s three manufacturers to take the wraps off the car that will carry the marque’s hopes in next year’s championship season, unveiling its new A5 model at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new model is designed on a coupe body fitted over a single-spec safety cell, modelling the series’ new-for-2012 technical regulations designed to reduce overall Roll out
Audi A5 DTMcosts.

In line with the new regulations, the A5 features noticeably reduced rear aerodynamics compared to its A4 predecessor, as well as larger wheels and less-sophisticated electronics. The A5 also features a larger fuel cell to allow races to completed without the need of fuel stops.

The new car will be on display at the Motor Show from today, before heading off to a private test session at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz, where BMW and Mercedes will also test their 2012 challengers for the first time.

BMW unveiled its M3 DTM challenger in July, while Mercedes is set to show off its new car today.

[Images via Audi Media]

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