Detroit Preview: Cadillac releases images of CTS-V Coupe SCCA race car ahead of official debut

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.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car
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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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