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Cadillac CTS-V Race Car Stretches Its Legs at the Track

Discussion in 'Road Racing' started by buRRp, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. buRRp

    buRRp Moderator

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    Cadillac may be a formidable luxury brand, it is still lacking in a credible racing pedigree. In recent years, GM has sought to change that by introducing the CTS-V into a number of racing series. The latest CTS-V entry will compete in the SCCA World Challenge GT series, the first race happening towards the end of March.

    Though the first race is still two months away, being competitive takes a lot of practice and development. GM has released these photos of the CTS-V race car stretching its legs on the track. It looks like a promising race to be sure.
    The CTS-V Coupe Racer has yet to prove itself on the track, but its two drivers, Johnny O’ Connell and Andy Pilgrim, are no green horns. O’Connell is himself a veteran of the Corvette Racing team, and up until a few years ago Pilgrim was also a member of Corvette Racing, as well as the Cadillac Racing team. With these two proven veterans behind the wheel of the CTS-V Coupe, the rest of the racing crowd have their work cut out for them..

    The two drivers took their race car out to the Sebring International Raceway to put it through the paces. They need to show up ready to race, as the last time Cadillac was on the track was back in 2007 as part of the SCCA World Challenge GT series. It didn’t exactly set the world on fire, but with these two veteran racers and a new car, we think Cadillac is capable of some big things this time around.

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  2. cRiPpLe_rOoStEr

    cRiPpLe_rOoStEr We don't ride to provide a good story for the rice

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    Wonder why there is no Cadillac at Nascar...
     
  3. Texas Jim

    Texas Jim Texas..It's a Whole 'nuther Country

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    I like it ...:thumbs:
    except for that stupid looking wing...:(
     
  4. buRRp

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    Is that you next caddy Jim? :jester:
     
  5. cRiPpLe_rOoStEr

    cRiPpLe_rOoStEr We don't ride to provide a good story for the rice

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    The wing looks something "riced out" but in a racing environment it's not bad... But if I see somebody putting this kind of stuff in a regular Caddy it would be a sin.

    :ohnoes:
     
  6. dirtyoldman

    dirtyoldman I'm now on Medicare,officially old.

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    That's badass! Hope they do well :thumbs:
     
  7. Texas Jim

    Texas Jim Texas..It's a Whole 'nuther Country

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    Probably not... I don't like 2 doors...:(
     
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    I'm sure they would make a 4 door one for ya. :D
     
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    66nova Doctor Bob - Fastest Doctor Around

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    That's sweet!
     
  10. dietz4ibanez

    dietz4ibanez Slowly going the way of the Buffalo

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    Looks slow. :jester:
     

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