GM Authority recently had the opportunity to interview everyone’s favorite brotherly racing duo, Jordan and Ricky Taylor. The pair dropped gave us lots of info in regards to their new Cadillac DPi-V.R and motorsports in general, but one of the more interesting points of the conversation came when they brought up fellow Cadillac Racing driver Johnny O’Connell.
After inquiring about the electronics system in their DPi-V.R, which is developed by Cosworth, Jordan and Ricky shared a little bit more information on how the system works. Jordan explained that the digital display in the center of the steering wheel is completely programmable and can display whatever the driver pleases at a given time.
“So the cool thing about this is.. when this is on, you can put anything you want on there. ” Jordan explained, pointing to the steering wheel’s display. “There’s over 1200 pages and you can put, whatever sensors are on the car, you can have it right there..pictures too.”
“At one point Johnny O’Connell had it set so every time he would do a fast lap, a girl would pop up on the display.”
We’re not sure if Johnny’s steering wheel is still programmed with this pretty awesome feature, but we applaud you for it, Mr. O’Connell. Perhaps Jordan can program his to display a picture of his Instagram-famous dog Fonzie.
The Taylor brothers and O’Connell will meet this weekend for the Sprint-X race at Virginia International Raceway, which will see Jordan and Ricky climb behind the wheel of the Cadillac ATS-V.R for the first time in a competition setting. Cadillac has yet to announce the driver pairings for the race, so it’s not yet clear if the Taylor brothers will be in the same car or if their duties will be split between Cooper and O’Connell.