An updated vision of its potential future electric racer has been presented by DTM in the form of a new design model on show at the recent Norisring round of the championship.
Benedikt Böhme, managing director of ITR, which sanctions the championship, explained, “The DTM Electric Design Model gives a very good impression what an entirely newly conceived, sportingly absolutely outstanding and on the mid-term global electrifying race series like we want to build up with DTM Electric alongside the proven DTM should look like. The next step will be to combine the performance as we know it from the Demo Car with the looks of the Design Model.”
It is claimed that the proposed electric racers will produce over 1,000bhp and have top speeds in excess of 300km/h. Fred Türk from DTM Electric’s latest series partner, Mahle, remarked, “It is important for us to be involved in DTM Electric from the very beginning, as a development partner and as a supplier. With its competence, Mahle can help to realize the complex vehicle technology for this race series. Moreover, from the demanding competition environment in racing, we can draw relevant conclusions for serial use and reach solutions for electro mobility even more rapidly.”
The current layout for DTM Electric will see the cars feature one motor per wheel, giving the option for infinitely variable torque distribution, opening up the possibility for complex chassis tuning and excellent levels of energy recovery. Furthermore, technical partner Schaeffler’s steer-by-wire system will be utilized, along with a thermal management system developed by Mahle.