The Audi RS 5 DTM
In comparison with its predecessor the newest generation Audi RS 5 DTM has one significant difference – the new 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, constructed to replace the old V8. The new engine is half the weight of the outgoing V8, while an additional 100 horsepower were added providing the 2019 Audi RS 5 DTM with approx. 600 hp. To top it off a new ‘push-to-pass’ function is integrated in the DTM this year, granting the drivers up to 30 added hp temporarily. The push-to-pass function, activated simply with the flip of a switch, is designed for quick passing manoeuvres guaranteeing even closer and spectacular races. “Our drivers were totally thrilled right in the first test,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass. A few changes were also made in the aerodynamics sector. Due to the 2019 set of rules, the width of the rear wing was increased and the underbody as well as the front and rear diffusor were newly defined. Also, the front section of the brand-new racing car was accordingly aligned with the new turbo engine. All these changes to the Audi RS 5 DTM, added to the reduced weight will ensure faster rounds and more action on the race track.
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
Maximum rotational speed: 9500 rpm
Power: approx. 600 PS
Weight: 981 kg
Power-to-weight-ratio: 1,6 kg / PS