Das Touring Meister
Posted: 20 May 2010
"Basically, in the sixth year of continuous development, the potential of any engine design has been fully exploited," explains Ulrich Baretzky, the man in charge of this area within Audi Sport. "The most clearly visible modification when the bonnet is open is the air box on top of the engine," he continues. There's a new intake plenum, and the car's improved breathing has apparently benefited its overall driveability. Racing drivers like that sort of thing.
But the biggest gains have been made in its aerodynamics. Audi Sport technical director Dr Martin Mühlmeier is the poor soul tasked with explaining Audi's computational fluid dynamics processes down the phone to me from Ingolstadt.