The GM Design Team has released a series of digital sketches of the new Cadillac Project GTP Hypercar that will compete for the overall win at Le Mans next year.
Despite being a purpose-built racecar that’s subject to the engineering team’s desires, the Cadillac Project GTP Hypercar is very style-forward, with GM Sportscar Racing program manager Laura Wontrop-Klauser saying the vehicle is “as Cadillac as we could make it.” These sketches, which were shared by the GM Design team on its Instagram page last week, show how the automaker integrated recognizable Cadillac styling elements into the prototype, including vertically-oriented LED lighting elements and floating blades.
Chris Mikalauskas, lead exterior creative designer, said previously that the Project GTP Hypercar “is a unique convergence of form and function and showcases Cadillac’s future performance aesthetic.” That likely means styling elements of the Project GTP Hypercar serve as a solid indication of what to expect from future Cadillac V-Series or potential V-Series Blackwing production vehicles. So while we commoners will not be able to purchase or drive a Project GTP, some of its influence will carry over into accessible production models.
“We have plenty more to come, from the upcoming race car to amazing production vehicles,” Mikalauskas said when the Project GTP Hypercar made its initial debut. In addition to Mikalauskas, key members of the Project GTP Hypercar design team also include Creative Clay Sculptors Roch Pnakovich and Chris Lujan, along with Lead Digital Sculptor Dave Kastura.
The Cadillac Project GTP Hypercar, which is based around a carbon fiber chassis manufactured by Italian supplier Dallara, will make its competition debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona next January. More information on the hybridized prototype will be released in the coming months as the automaker begins real-world testing this year.