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Default Record! Audi RS5 TDI competition drives to record time on the Sachsenring track

Record: Audi RS5 TDI competition concept drives to record time on the Sachsenring track

Audi has set a new record time on the Sachsenring for cars with a diesel engine. The Audi RS5 TDI competition concept rounded the 3.6 km (2.2 mi) race course in a time of 1 minute 35.35 seconds. The technology platform draws its power from a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo TDI with 320 kW (435 hp) of power and 800 Nm (590.0 lb-ft) of torque. The highlight is an electrically driven compressor.

The record time was set by race car driver Nicki Thiim as part of Sachsenring Record Day, which was organized by “Auto Bild Sportscars” magazine and the tire manufacturer Michelin. The Audi RS5 TDI competition concept beat the record time for diesel cars by 1.87 seconds with a time of 1 minute 35.35 seconds; the old record was set in February 2015. In spring 2015, “sport auto” magazine tested the Audi technology platform on the Hockenheimring, and it posted the best lap time in the magazine’s history for a car with a diesel engine. Continue reading...
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