Audi’s Class One DTM car debuts in Estoril test


The Ingolstadt manufacturer tested at Estoril in Portugal for three days, running the 2019 cars for the first time,

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Bruno Spengler and Marco Wittmann drove for BMW during the test, with Audi’s duties completed by Nico Muller, Rene Rast and Mike Rockenfeller.

The Audi RS5 DTM and the M4 DTM will have power increases of around 100bhp thanks to the new four-cylinder two-litre turbocharged engines.

Other rules changes have led to aerodynamic developments, a year after the DTM mandated a simple aerokit to reduce costs and improve the racing.’

Both Audi and BMW have stated that the rear wing, underfloor, front and rear diffusor has had updates.

The front end of both cars has been redesigned to fit the more compact turbo engine and its cooling requirements.

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Audi’s Class One DTM car debuts in Estoril test

The Ingolstadt manufacturer tested at Estoril in Portugal for three days, running the 2019 cars for the first time, and was joined by BMW – which had a public shakedown its new M4 DTM earlier this year.

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‘The new DTM car has terrific muscle and momentum,’ said Muller. ‘The turbo engine has awesome thrust.’

“We’re going to see speeds that the DTM has never seen before.’The power boost is really noticeable. This is going to make even greater demands on us drivers.’

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The first group test for the new generation of DTM got underway on Monday at Estoril, with new cars from Audi and BMW both taking to the Portuguese circuit for three days of testing.

Nico Mueller, Rene Rast and Mike Rockenfeller are on hand to test the new Audi RS 5 DTM while Marco Wittmann and Bruno Spengler will give the BMW M4 DTM track time, in the first joint test with both manufacturers in the new era of DTM.

Both manufacturers have already rolled out their new machinery, which feature two-liter turbo engines under the new Class 1 regs umbrella.’

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Marco Wittmann gave BMW’s new DTM challenger its first sim test last week, with development progressing on the first Class 1 spec BMW M4 DTM model.’

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