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“In addition to the suspension, our main priority was to improve the aero,” says Stefan Aicher, Head of Vehicle Design at Audi Sport. The RS 5 now has the honeycomb grill from the production car at the front and new air ducts feeding the engine and brakes. As a result, the race car now shares an almost identical look to the sporting RS production models.
Invisible from the outside, but crucial for the perfect set-up at each respective race track: the work invested under the carbon fiber skin enveloping the RS 5 DTM. “For example, we made suspension modifications to the front and rear axles, from which we expect improvements,” says Aicher, without wishing to go into too much detail about these and other new and further developments invisible from the outside.
Audi contests two races against time year after year: one on the race tracks and the other in the Audi Sport offices in