Das Touring Meister
Posted: 20 May 2010
If you've never set foot in a DTM car before, the thing you're most aware of is how alien it feels, even if you have previous experience of racing cars. The saloon silhouette body fools you into expecting something trad inside. But the central driving position is anything but; there's actually a disturbing element of rocketry to it. You sit so low and so far back. In a race situation, everything needs to be exactly where it should be, so as random as it initially looks, it's all entirely logical. The buttons, switches and instruments are the usual race-car stuff - main digital display for gearshift lights, rev counter, lap timer, radio and pitlane operation, lights etc. A paddle to the right of the wheel triggers brake calliper cooling, and you can also adjust the brake balance.