Since IMSA introduced the Daytona Prototype class in 2017, the Cadillac DPi-VR has won 24 out of 51 races, earning three driver and team titles.
At the end of this season, the DPi cars will become obsolete as IMSA will inaugurate the Grand Touring Prototype category (known until recently as LMDh) and Cadillac announced last August its intention to race in both IMSA and the WEC.
The American company today released the first images of what the design of the new car will be, but has not provided any indication as to the hybrid engine that will be adopted on the car.
The Cadillac GTP will be developed by both Cadillac Racing and Dallara and from what we have seen today the design of the car will recall that already present on production cars.
Cadillac Project GTP
Photo by: Cadillac Communications
Chris Mikalauskas, Cadillac’s lead exterior creative designer, said: “He will artistically combine form and function to influence the development of the next race car. Elements of the Cadillac brand DNA, such as vertical lighting and floating blades, will be present.”
Rory Harvey, Cadillac Vice President, said, “Cadillac has a long history of success, both on and off the track, which has resulted in a great deal of excitement for our fans and customers. That excitement has never been as evident as there is. ‘last year when we saw tremendous demand for the V-Series Blackwings right after their unveiling. “
Although once considered GM’s luxury brand, the Cadillac brand has been associated with performance for more than two decades, a status that was further amplified with the closure of Pontiac in 2009 and the reduction of the Chevrolet range to one. sedan, the Malibu. In contrast, Cadillac currently offers the CT4 and CT5 sedans in the V and V Blackwing “track” models.
To see the definitive forms of the Cadillac GTP we will have to wait until this summer, while the debut on the track will take place next January at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
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