The brand is back with two teams in search of the checkered flag.
At the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Cadillac unveiled their new race-spec CTS-V Coupe, marking the brand’s return to racing. Developed in cooperation with Pratt & Miller, the CTS-V has been prepped to meet SCCA specifications with numerous stock components being modified and replaced.
Cadillac will field two teams in the SCCA World Challenge GT Series for the 2011 season with Andy Pilgrim and Johnny O’Connell piloting the Coupes. Cadillac participated in the SCCA World Challenge GT Series from 2004 to 2007, winning the Manufacturer’s Championship in 2005 and 2007 with the CTS-V Sedan.
“Returning to racing in the SCCA World Challenge is a great way to demonstrate the performance and capability of the CTS-V Coupe,” said 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.”
“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 performance.”
The first race in the SCCA World Challenge GT Series will take place on March 25th- 27th in St. Petersburg, Florida. For a full schedule and additional information on the SCCA World Challenge Series visit http://www.world-challenge.com/.
UPDATE: Check out Page 2 of our Photo Gallery for new pictures of the CTS-V racecar at Sebring International Raceway!
[Source: General Motors]
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