Cadillac GTP Project Teased One More Time Before June 9th Reveal13
Cadillac has released what will likely be the final teaser image of its upcoming Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) class racecar ahead of its official unveiling on June 9th.
This latest teaser image shows the right front corner of the upcoming Cadillac GTP from a top-down perspective, giving us a better look at its vertically-oriented LED headlights, carbon front splitter and cutaway front fender. Interestingly, the carbon front splitter and roof appear to feature a unique carbon pattern that appears similar to forged carbon fiber, but with a gold speckled finish.
Save the date: The Project GTP Hypercar that previews the third-generation prototype race car is coming June 9th. pic.twitter.com/TeBVxF47jJ
— Cadillac Performance (@CadillacVSeries) June 1, 2022
This prototype-class racecar will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech series in its newly-created GTP category, as well as in the FIA WEC in its adjacent Hypercar class. It will continue to use a carbon fiber chassis manufactured by Italian supplier Dallara, along with a V8 internal combustion engine. This yet-to-be-named combustion engine will be paired with a mandated GTP common hybrid system supplied by IMSA, which will be used by all teams competing in GTP.
The Cadillac GTP is the third generation of prototype racecars from the American brand. It first became involved in top-level endurance racing when it launched the Cadillac Northstar LMP program in 2000, which saw very limited success and was ended after just two years. It then returned to the endurance racing scene with the debut of the Cadillac DPi-V.R in 2017 – a much more successful IMSA-only program that has resulted in two team championship titles and five victories at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Earlier this year, Cadillac vice president Rory Harvey said the automaker’s commitment to the GTP program is indicative of its V-Series customers’ appreciation for racing and performance.
“Cadillac has a long history of performance success on and off the track which drives excitement for our fans and customers,” Harvey said. “That excitement was never more evident than last year when we saw extraordinary demand for the V-Series Blackwings right after they were revealed.”
GM Authority will have complete details on the upcoming Cadillac GTP once it’s officially unveiled on June 9th.
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Perhaps we’ll see Celestiq that day, too?
No you won’t.
No matter what the price, it’s ugly.
It’s a racecar, not a production model bud
Who cares it’s gonna be fast as s***
neither a car or SUV, just a toy
It’s a racecar not a production car
Why does Cadillac do this? It’s a gasoline-powered race car when Cadillac is transitioning to an all-EV brand. Why waste money on something gm and Barra have deemed to be the past.
Because the electric version would not hold enough reserve to last 24h :). Gas versions can refuel in seconds/minutes; the electric ones need the time of a full lunch ;).
The 24 Hours Of Le Mans race is just 2 days later starting on June 11th and 12th Will the introduction be in France instead of the USA to get even more world wide attention?
Cadillac we need refreshed crossovers. I get that the Lyriq EV is the future and a precursor to Future EV’s but we need a refreshed XT5, then XT4, followed by an XT6. This means Internal Combustion Engines and similar interiors to the Escalade and Lyriq.
We also need REAL full-sized luxury sedans, not the econobox CT4 & CT5. Bring the second generation CT6 to the US where it is being tested, not just to China.
Not everybody wants a box on box SUV/CUV.
Cadillacs raced at Le Mans in 1950. Briggs Cunningham wanted to test out Cadillac’s new 331 OHV V8 and obtained two cars. Both were stock two-door hardtop coupes; one remained stock and the other had the body taken off and replaced with a low, aerodynamic yet featureless aluminum shell.
Both finished the race, the stock coupe in 10th and the rebodied Caddy in 11th.