Thursday, January 27, 2011

2011 CTS-V Coupe Race Car - Cadillac is Back in the Game!

That's right, this race-pepped CTS-V marks Cadillac's return to the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge!


For those who aren't acquainted with the SCCA World Challenge series, the contending sports cars must be very close to stock specifications, and the challenge only consists of racing versions of road cars able to be purchased by the general public. This type of manufacturer competition appeals to me the most, because winning doesn't only depend on the manufacturer, but also the shops they work with to upgrade the sports cars. 



Back to the CTS-V, GM is using Pratt & Miller, an engineering firm in Michigan that has also been responsible for Chevrolet's  C5.R and C6.R race cars, along with the new Corvette GT2 class American Le Mans Series racers. GM hopes the series will become a key test-bed for Cadillac. They anticipate using what they learn on the racetrack will ensure the V-Series stays on the cutting edge of performance.

For those interested, the 2011 SCCA World Challenge series opens March 25-27 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Images source: Motortrend

29 comments:

  1. i dont even know what i would do with this awesome beast

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  2. This car is a beauty. The colors on the side and back look badass!

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  3. Caddy has come a long way since the days my grand-dad used to drive a boat around...and call it a car.

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  4. I would just outrun cops all day if I had this car.

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  5. I'm more of a 4 door guy--love the 4 door CTS-V, but this is still a great looking car. Copyboy's got it right. Caddy's come a lonnnng way.

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  6. car looks rad, sans the annoying colors.

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  7. Whoa, the car is awesome! Wow

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  8. That car's looking fairly hot and grunty, good stuff

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  9. Ugly-ass car. What is it with American manufacturers?

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  10. I want to drive the shit out of this car!

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  11. That car looks like it could almost literally fly off the ground.

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  12. I want to make love to that car via muffler... i'm not even joking right now... that thing is gorgeous!

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  13. I'd love to have a car like that.

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  14. Love the blog, sir. Love SCCA, too. What do you think of 24 Hours of Lemons?

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