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 usingPratt & 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.