Cadillac CTS-V Race Spec Revealed

Cadillac is coming back to racing! Probably its most acclaimed model in years, the high performance CTS-V Coupe is making a move for racing stardom by entering the United States' most important production-based race car series, the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge (SCCA).

There will be two teams who will enter the Cadillac model into the series, with the first appearance of the model on the track to take place in St. Petersburg, Florida, on March 25-27. The two cars wearing the Cadillac badge will be driven by three-time GT1 champion in the America Le Mans Series Johnny O'Connell and the winner of the 2005 SCCA World Challenge GT class, Andy Pilgrim.

“The SCCA World Challenge lends itself well to a natural transfer of knowledge,”
said Jim Campbell, GM vice president for Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “The series will become a key test-bed for Cadillac. We anticipate using what we learn on the racetrack to ensure the V-Series stays on the cutting-edge of

The race spec Cadillac CTS-V is powered by a supercharged 6.2l V8 delivering 556 horsepower, with the ride being smoothed with the help of a Magnetic Ride Control suspension system. Bringing the car to a halt are Brembo brakes. Unfortunately, no performance figures have been released by Cadillac.

“Returning to racing in the SCCA World Challenge is a great way to demonstrate the performance and capability of the CTS-V Coupe,” added Don Butler, vice president for Cadillac marketing.

“The racecars in this series are production based, which allows us to validate our performance against the best of our competitors on the track, and not just the showroom.”
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