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Audi RS5 DTM racecar bows alongside its production sibling at Geneva

Third-generation racecar packs aero improvements, stickier tires and more power.

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Audi's third-generation DTM RS5 appeared alongside its production brother.

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Audi's trademark single-frame grille isn't a grille at all on this car, it's actually just a thin film.

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The profile looks a lot like the more reserved production RS5 coupe.

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A new rear wing includes a flattened top flap to improve the Drag Reduction System and promote more passing in the series.

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The front aero package is even more aggressive this time out.

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With a 4.0-liter V8 engine delivering over 500 horsepower, you'll be happy to have all the wing you can get.

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New tires from partner Hankook are softer for better traction, yet are said to be more durable.

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According to DTM regulations, the car must weigh at least 1,120 kilograms with the driver, or just under 2,470 pounds.

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This car's predecessor won the constructor's championship in the series last year.

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