The Audi A5 (internally designated Typ 8T) is a compact executive coupé produced by the German automobile manufacturer Audi since 2007. It is the coupé, cabriolet, and "Sportback" versions of the fourth generation (B8) Audi A4 saloon and estate models.
Codenamed R17, the Audi A5 DTM is a race car designed for the DTM beginning in year 2012, replacing the Audi A4 DTM.
It includes a V8 engine rated at 340 kW (462 PS; 456 hp) with 6-speed transmission (from previous A4 DTM car), pneumatically operated using paddle shifters in the steering wheel, engine electronics (Bosch MS 5.1) and the central display from Audi R8 LMS, larger and wider tires from Hankook, 120-litre safety fuel tank inside carbon fiber cell, and a larger rear wing.
The prototype was built by Audi Sport in Ingolstadt.