Das Touring Meister
Posted: 20 May 2010
"The most important thing," Mühlmeier says, "is that all the components in the car are balanced and robust - engine, suspension, aero, the set-up. The driveability on our car is pretty good."
Hmm. That word again. So just how driveable is an A4 DTM?
"Not too tricky," says Mühlmeier, who, by the way, pointedly refuses to answer the big F1 question, "but not much like a classic, steel-bodied touring car, either. It's much more agile. Its dynamic behaviour is much closer to a single-seater. But you must still remember the difference in weight. A DTM car weighs 1,050kg including the driver, and has 460bhp. An F1 car, for example, weighs almost half that and has almost twice as much power. An F1 car can also pull cornering loads of up to 5g. A DTM car pulls between 2 and 2.5g..."