Cadillac Teases Project GTP Race Car Ahead Of Its Reveal
The Cadillac Project GTP race car is poised to make its IMSA debut for the 2023 racing season, and the luxury brand released what is likely the last teaser image of the engine before it’s announcement on June 9.th.
In the teaser image, we can see the racer’s headlights affixed to the front fascia through a bird’s eye angle. The headlights feature Cadillac’s signature vertical LED lighting elements, while the fascia features a carbon fiber front splitter and front fenders cut to a race-slick finish. From this angle, it appears that the carbon fiber splitter and roof carry a pattern of gold splatter like starlight, a color that the bronze wheels we’ve seen in previous teaser images can bring.
Save the date: The GTP Hypercar project featuring a third-generation race car prototype will arrive on June 9. pic.twitter.com/TeBVxF47jJ
— Cadillac Performance (@CadillacVSeries) June 1 2022
This new Project GTP race car will replace the existing Cadillac DPi-VR, which is currently used by the luxury brand in the IMSA series and will be retired at the end of the season. The new race car will compete in the newly formed GTP class, along with competition at the FIA WEC in its Hypercar class. Dallara will continue to supply the carbon fiber chassis, and will be powered by an internal combustion engine developed by Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines. The engine will work in tandem with the mandated general hybrid system of GTP, which is supplied by the sanctions agency to ensure fair competition across the board.
The new Project GTP race car will make its on-track debut at Le Mans 24 Hours 2023, sending the luxury marque back to iconic endurance racing after an absence from the event for nearly 21 years. The last time Cadillac started at Le Mans was in 2002 with a prototype Cadillac Northstar LMP engine, which was part of a program that lasted only two years.
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