DTM/German SuperTouring


WYLDHorses
03-03-2004, 04:41 PM
Hmmm...has anybody heard of DTM? It's like German NASCAR...only with genuine CARS...original body panels, chassis construction, etc. Engine choices are limited to anything within the brand manufacture...4,6,8,12, etc. For example, if we followed the philosophy in our own NASCAR, we would drive...
Mercury Marauder with two front seats, stripped out interior, full rollcage, independent suspension front and rear, 6.8L modular V-10 (DOHC, 4 valve of course), six-speed sequential shift gearbox, 18 inch centerlock racing wheels, massive Brembo brakes, ground effects, underbody tray, Touring Car type spoiler....it boggles the mind, doesn't it?

Layla's Keeper
03-03-2004, 09:09 PM
Umm, have you looked at the architecture of an Opel/Vauxhall Astra? They're very front drive (even Ecotec powered) and you've got to admit that there's a bit of a stretch in saying that this....

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/large/401-1.jpg

equals this...

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/large/791-1.jpg

Not that it's a bad series at all. Heck, DTM offers up some of the best door to door road course action in the world. But, in truth, it's more the German version of the modern Trans-Am than the German NASCAR.

Now, the European Touring Car Championship, which is largely BMW/Alfa Romeo dominated, is more of the German NASCAR.

Bunta
03-04-2004, 05:28 AM
The new bilstein calandars have rockin DTM photos.

ales
03-18-2004, 01:47 AM
I think you'll find that DTM is limited to V8 front engine rwd layout, and very little is left of the original cars. BTCC cars have more relation to the road-going equivalets, but even there the cars are different. Of course there was a production class in BTCC last year, but it's scraped for this season.

jcsaleen
05-23-2004, 03:58 PM
DTM kicks ass but I never see it cause I live in the US there for all we c is nascrap. 500 laps around a circle is not entertainment its torture. :mad:
If it is on in the US when and what fu&*in channel!!!

Layla's Keeper
05-23-2004, 05:12 PM
Umm, Speed Channel airs DTM amongst many other racing series in the off season. During the racing season, they cover Formula One, Speed World Challenge, World Rally Championship, American Le Mans Series, Toyota Atlantic, Formula 3000, Grand American Road Racing Association, SCCA Pro Rally, as well as many minor league oval circuits including ARCA/Remax, American Speed Association, USAR Hooters Pro Cup, USAC Silver Crown/Sprints/Midgets, and Xtreme Dirt Car Series.

Alongside of that, they have news programs, call in talk shows, how to shows, lifestyle shows, industry shows, historical documentaries (including the awe and jealousy inspiring Victory by Design series) vintage racing footage and coverage of automotive events like the Barret-Jackson Classic Car Auction and most major auto shows.

Dude, get cable.

jcsaleen
05-23-2004, 10:19 PM
Umm, Speed Channel airs DTM amongst many other racing series in the off season. During the racing season, they cover Formula One, Speed World Challenge, World Rally Championship, American Le Mans Series, Toyota Atlantic, Formula 3000, Grand American Road Racing Association, SCCA Pro Rally, as well as many minor league oval circuits including ARCA/Remax, American Speed Association, USAR Hooters Pro Cup, USAC Silver Crown/Sprints/Midgets, and Xtreme Dirt Car Series.

Alongside of that, they have news programs, call in talk shows, how to shows, lifestyle shows, industry shows, historical documentaries (including the awe and jealousy inspiring Victory by Design series) vintage racing footage and coverage of automotive events like the Barret-Jackson Classic Car Auction and most major auto shows.

Dude, get cable.

usually I'm watchn other stuff but f1 is on lets c 2wice a monthalms in virtually never on f3 and champ car virtually never on also ask for the rest they suck if u ask me. oh yea scca rocks too. barret jackson is boring.funk masta flex is where its @. :biggrin:

pol37
04-03-2007, 05:44 PM
Where can I watch it in the U.S. - I'm form Germany and I immigrated here. DTM is really cool and is very popular in Europe - I have cable and I coudn't find anything - that is really sad, I love DTM and its a lot action - I don't agree that it is like NASCAR, its more like superGT http://www.dtm.de/

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