Touring car racing isn’t big in the States, which could be in part due to the popularity of NASCAR. But whatever the reason, it’s a bit of a shame, because the cars can be wicked cool. Like the new Audi A5 DTM.
Though powered by the same 460-horsepower V8, the racer internally dubbed R17 is set to replace the long-serving A4 DTM (and the V8 Quattro that preceded it) when the new regulations take effect next season. Then it will line up on grids across Germany alongside the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class DTM Coupe and the fresh M3 DTM entry from BMW in the German touring car series. But while development is still ongoing, we got a good look at the A5 DTM here in Frankfurt.
Follow the jump for the press release, and check out the car in the live gallery for a closer look, because while rumors are afloat of the series potentially making the U-Boat trip across the Atlantic, for the time being this is as close as we’re likely to get.
Audi A5 DTM makes us long for tin-tops that can also turn right originally appeared on AudiMobiles on Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.