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
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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.