• Jan 6, 2011
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car – Click above for high-res image gallery

Last month, General Motors announced that Cadillac would be returning to the SCCA World Challenge with an all-new, menacing version of the CTS-V Coupe. The race car will officially debut on January 10 at the Detroit Auto Show, but GM has released this first set of photos early, showing the hot new Caddy that's set to storm the SCCA circuit starting in March.

Two CTS-V Coupe race cars will be commissioned for SCCA duty, driven by Johnny O'Connel and Andy Pilgrim. The first race is set to take place on March 25 in St. Petersburg, Florida, and we're eager to see what these new CTS-V Coupes look like flying around the track. We'll have live impressions of the race car live from Cobo Hall next week, but in the meantime, scroll through our high-res gallery of stock shots below. GM's official press release is available after the jump, as well.



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CTS-V Coupe Race Car Photography

Cadillac today released the first photographs of the CTS-V Coupe race car, which will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday, Jan. 10. Cadillac announced last month it was re-entering the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT racing series for the 2011 season, which begins March 25-27 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Johnny O'Connell (you misspelled it).

      Also, this looks a little bit more like the street car than the old CTS-V sedans did. I liked the black better though personally.

      Still no word on what the actual engine is. I'm gonna guess tweaked LS3. Anything more is just too much for that series I think. The Vettes weren't even allowed to run a full-spec LS3, they had to be cut down (that was a few years ago though).
      • 4 Years Ago
      With the GT2 ZR1 Corvette and this SCCA CTS-V, both race cars would atcually have to use -less- powerful engines than their street-going counterparts... crazy
      • 4 Years Ago
      That looks sick!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. I think part of it is that Cadillac's "art and science" design philosophy works wonderfully with race-required modifications. The angles of the wing and front spoiler match the angles of the car as a whole. They look less "stuck on" than a lot of race-spec cars. That livery is unbelievable too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Awesome, I can't wait to see this on the track!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Man, i usually don't respect GM products but i have to hand it to them, these new Caddies make me drool.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's absolutely awesome!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those wheels need to trickle down to the street cars...
      • 4 Years Ago
      As much as I like the coupe, a wagon racer would have been a nuts.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I know. Run one wagon and one coupe. That'd be sweet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What, John Heinricy is not listed as a co driver? Sacrilege!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pauly D just lost his mind. haha!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love this racecar! The autoshow always brings out the best. I just got my used car in Detroit at http://autos.mlive.com/used_cars
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope this baby gives the killer first race impression that the sedan did few years ago! They just dominated that race hands down it was just yeah wowza! Car looks very damn evil but yet refined, like the devil wearing a suit haha!
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