Cadillac Debuts Wicked fresh Prototype Race Car, Will Return to Endurance Racing
Cadillac took the wraps off a brand-fresh race car today while simultaneously announcing that will the idea will return to motorsports that will winter, competing from the Prototype class of IMSA’s Rolex WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
your vehicle takes the name DPi-V.R (catchy, no?), with DPi standing for Daytona Prototype international. The DPi-V.R uses a Dallara chassis, one of four approved constructors from the Prototype class. Power comes coming from a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V-8, the racing engine’s displacement echoing that will of some of Cadillac’s street vehicles. Look for output of about 0 horsepower, motivating 2050 pounds of race car.
Two teams will field the Caddy racers: Action Express (two cars) in addition to also also Wayne Taylor Racing (one car). Wayne Taylor has some Cadillac endurance-racing history, as he was a driver during the brand’s last outing, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2002. His 2002 co-driver, Max Angelelli, will Just as before take the wheel here, sharing driving duties with Taylor’s sons, Ricky in addition to also also Jordan. The Action Express team, meanwhile, has won all three Prototype titles from the fledgling series.
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The DPi-V.R will make its racing debut—battling against entries coming from Nissan in addition to also also Mazda—in January at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.