This bad boy is destined for the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT, with the series’s 2011 season scheduled to kick off on March 25-15 in St. Petersburg, FLA. Cadillac confirmed that the racer will be manhandled by Johny O’Connell and Andy Pilgrim.
“Johnny O'Connell, a three-time GT1 champion in the America Le Mans Series, and Andy Pilgrim, who won the 2005 SCCA World Challenge GT class in a Cadillac, will be behind the wheel of the CTS-V racecars. The first on-track tests will be conducted in late January at Sebring International Raceway,” stated the press release.
The CTS-V Coupe is already an incredibly hot machine, but in order to be competitive in the hellfires of racetracks, the vehicle has been fitted with motorsport features, such as a suspension that should use a Magnetic Ride Control system and a set of beefy Brembo brakes
The automotive producer hasn’t offered the official specs of the vehicle yet, so we can only expect GM to bring multiple lightweight parts that will allow the vehicle to tip the scales lower than its street-destined version.
We’ll remind you that the road-going CTS-V Coupe is powered by a supercharged 6.2 liter V8 unit that allows the driver to unleash 556 hp.