At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Audi brought the new RS5 DTM, its race touring car for the 2013 DTM season. According to the press release, the technical specification of the DTM car was ‘frozen’ in accordance with the regulations as the checkered flag fell at the last race of the 2012 season. As a result, the RS5 development was possibile in extremely limited form.
The model name Audi RS 5 DTM is new. As a result, Audi establishes a direct reference in the DTM to the company’s successful production models. “Motorsport is an integral part of the Audi DNA and is not an end in itself for our company,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer.
“At the end of the day, our customers benefit from the victories on the racetracks, because we attach great value to technology transfer between motorsport and production. Our new Audi RS 6 Avant, which we present here in Geneva, is a prime example: it combines downsizing of the engine with significantly less weight. And where do you learn this? In motorsport.”