No other car has shaped the image of the DTM in recent years as much as one yellow-and-green Audi, but the car is set to get a makeover ahead of the 2014 campaign.
Audi has revealed the first images of the 'new' livery that will feature on the #1 Schaeffler RS5 DTM of champion Mike Rockenfeller, as the German seeks to add a third crown to the eye-catching colours.
With Martin Tomczyk in 2011 preceding Rockenfeller's 2013 success, two titles have gone to the Audi sporting the yellow-green colours of the Schaeffler Group, and the reigning champion wouldn't mind if the string of success continued.
“If the car is as fast as it looks, we've got good chances of being in contention,” Rockenfeller commented, “I was thrilled as soon as I saw the initial designs, but the car itself looks even more impressive. I'm incredibly excited about my first DTM season with '#1' emblazoned on the car and can hardly wait for the next track tests to start.”
The new generation of the Audi race car, which made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, features newly developed aerodynamics and numerous detailed improvements underneath the carbon-fibre skin. Audi revealed the Schaeffler RS5 as the first of the total of eight liveries with which the brand is competing in the 2014 DTM and, while the basic colours of Rockenfeller's' car have been retained, the body contours are now even more dynamic than before.