Audi RS5 TDI Competition Concept Lap Record on the Sachsenring

The modified Audi RS5 TDI Competition Concept has recently popped up over the web with a great news: the sports car managed to beat the lap record on the Sachsenring.

The Audi RS5 TDI Competition Concept took part at the Sachsenring Record Day event, organized by Auto Bild Sportscars auto publication and the famous tire maker Michelin.

Audi RS5 TDI Competition Concept

Audi RS5 TDI Competition Concept

The Audi RS5 TDI was driven by professional race car driver Nicki Thiim and managed to lap 3.6 km in 35.35 seconds, which is 1.87 seconds faster than the previous lap record, set in February 2015. But to reach this extraordinary performance, the RS5 TDI Competition Concept has run through a rigorous preparation program.

Audi RS5 TDI Competition Concept

Audi RS5 TDI Competition Concept

Ulrich Weib, the Chief of the TDI Engines Department at Audi AG, has declared in a press release that the entire team of engineers have long-worked on the Audi RS 5 TDI Competition Concept, the model receiving a lightweight design and a high-performance drive system.

Audi RS5 TDI Competition Concept

Audi RS5 TDI Competition Concept

”We exploit the full power potential of the TDI and supplement it with the added thrust of the electric compressor, which we will soon see in a production car model,” Ulrich Weiß concluded.

Audi RS5 TDI Competition Concept

Audi RS5 TDI Competition Concept

The Audi RS5 TDI Competition Concept was built solely for the tracks, the sports car packing a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 TDI unit, fitted with an electrically driven compressor, the vehicle now outputting 435 horsepower and impressive 800 Nm of torque. This is just enough to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds.

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