The Cadillac brand of General Motors Co. in Detroit has offered a preview of the GTP race car it intends to debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2023 and expects to enter in the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Cadillac Project GTP car will be unveiled this summer, a year before its return to Le Mans after a 21-year absence.
Drawing from Cadillac’s previous racing success, the Cadillac GTP race car is being codeveloped by Cadillac Racing, Design, and race car manufacturer Dallara. The prototype will feature a new Cadillac engine package in conjunction with the GTP common hybrid system.
“While the new race car will take into account IMSA and ACO regulations, Cadillac’s brand characteristics will be instantly recognizable, many of which are seen on our V-Series vehicles today,” says Chris Mikalauskas, lead exterior creative designer at Cadillac. “It will artistically combine form and function to influence the development of the forthcoming race car. Elements of Cadillac’s brand DNA, such as vertical lighting and floating blades, will be present throughout.”
Last year, Cadillac announced that it will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Automobile Club de l’Ouest Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) category in 2023 with a fourth-generation Cadillac V-Series prototype.
“Cadillac has a long history of performance success on and off the track which drives excitement for our fans and customers,” says Rory Harvey, vice president of Cadillac. “That excitement was never more evident than last year when we saw extraordinary demand for the V-Series Blackwings right after they were revealed.”
Cadillac says its commitment to performance is embodied in the V-Series portfolio by incorporating technologies learned on the track into performance cars for the road. Its recent expansion includes the CT4-V and CT5-V sport sedans, the Escalade-V, and the track-capable CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing.