• Jan 10, 2011
Cadillac CTS-V SCCA Coupe Race Car – Click above for high-res image gallery

General Motors is showing its CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show today, and we dutifully pointed our camera lenses in its general direction. Naturally, it sits just a few millimeters off the ground, is painted up in an eye-catching paint scheme and covered in a serious set of ducts, flares and massive wings. Par for the course, really, but pretty glorious all the same.

If there were an awards category here in Detroit for the vehicle most likely to be turned into a radio-controlled parking lot racer – and really, why isn't there? – the CTS-V Coupe racer would be at the very top of that list. See for yourself in our high-res image gallery below, and feel free to review the official press release after the break.




Lice photos copyright ©2011 Steven J. Ewing and Jeremy Korzeniewski / AOL
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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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      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it just me, or is this car a lot longer than an actual CTS-V Coupe? Not sure if it's the wheelbase, or the overall length but, this car "looks" way longer.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I guess it's just an optical illusion.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Given how the SCCA cars are made it would be difficult to add significant length even if it were allowed. It's actually a production car at the start, even if little is kept beyond the space frame and attachments (grille, mirrors, etc.)
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IOMTT - SCCA World Challenge is a production based series. All cars are production based, no tube frame cars. The wheelbase isn't longer. The car might look longer, but that's probably an optical illusion brought on by the lower ride height along with the wing sticking out in back giving the car a longer look.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I see what you mean. Perhaps its because I sits so much lower? I don't know. I can't think of a reason the car would need to be lengthened.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What? No new product announcements from Cadillac at the show. ???
      • 3 Years Ago
      Buick is making good handling desirable cars with high output turbos and manual 6 Speeds and Cadillac makes a race car that makes my pants tight. Duck for frolicking flying pigs and unicorns! God I love the future!
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is interesting how it longs stretched out. And the way the color blocks accentuate that. Like one the car is peeling back its skin like a snake. Or like two cars melded into one. I don't know. I have to see it in person. I like that its unique.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Put this next to the Porsche 918 RSR and let the laughing commence!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cadillac sure is making my pants tight lately.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cadillac just continues to lead the way...one product after the other!!! Believe me, the guy ford hired from Cadillac would not be at ford if he was that significant to Caddy, his departure won't at all slow this company down.
      Charles Klivans
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jumping ahead to June 2012, we find Cadillac Coupes in first place in GT class, any way you care to check. Their competition? Porsche 911 GT3, Corvette, Nissan, Ferrari, take your pick. Hard to believe but true.
      Charles Klivans
      • 2 Years Ago
      In SCCA GT class, Cadillac has two CTS-V coupes in first place (Manufacturer and drivers, Andy Pilgrim and Johnny O'Connel). They have a slight margin over their nearest competitor 911 Porsche GT3! . June 2012. It's sort of like beating Obama to beat Porsche especially for an old lady car!
      • 3 Years Ago
      It will be nice to see Cadillac run again in the Sports Car World Challenge ! The old CTS-V gave the Viper and Corvette teams fits. I loved how the old CTS-V race car was the only car that sounded angry under WOT , hopefully Pratt & Miller kept the killer sound with the new race car!

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