The Race is On with the Cadillac CTS-V
Woooo-weeeee that sounds and looks fast! Check out the latest video of the Cadillac CTS-V on the test tracks in Sebring, FL. Turn your speakers up so you can hear the engine roar!
Cadillac took its team of two CTS-V Coupe racing cars to Sebring, Fla., this week for a round of testing at Sebring International Raceway that amounts to a dress rehearsal for the car maker’s return to high-level racing.
It was the first time the two cars took to the track in full, colorful racing livery and numbers. Next month Cadillac will reenter the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT racing series this year at the season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla., March 25-27.
The General Motors Co. luxury division got serious about racing a decade ago and even competed, with little success, in the top prototype class at Le Mans, France and in other major races.
Cadillac found its niche in 2004 after entering its then-new CTS-V sport sedan in the World Challenge series. The races are for cars based on showroom models including Porsches, BMWs and other readily recognizable brands. Fans enjoy the competition because the races tend to be closely contested and they can root for their favorite cars.
Auto makers like the series because they can sell what they race, and winning races helps draw more customers into dealerships. It’s a potential example of the old Nascar battle cry, “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday” working in the real world.
The World Challenge GT schedule for 2011 includes eight races in the U.S. and Canada from March to October. Cadillac last competed in the series in 2007. [WSJ]
The opening races are just about a month away and we just can’t wait! We’ll keep you posted on new Cadillac CTS-V race information when it becomes available!