It has been 14 years since Cadillac was into purpose built racing. That is an important distinction, because you can see Caddy’s racing in stock based racing series around the world today. A purpose built racing car is one that only exists or racing and isn’t based on a production car.
Caddy’s new racing car will be powered by a 6.2L naturally aspirated, dry-sump Cadillac V8 engine. This engine shares an architecture with the V8 out of the CTS-V and Escalade. In IMSA racing trim that engine will make about 600 hp and scream up to 7600 rpm.
The trans will be a X-Trac transverse sequential paddle-shift racing gearbox feeding that 600hp to the rear wheels. The chassis for the car will be a Dallara and the entire ride will weigh about 2050 pounds. 600hp and about the weight of a Miata will make for a spirited ride. The new Caddy will replace the Corvette Daytona prototype in Action Express Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing teams. The racer is dead sexy in renderings and it will be cool to see the car take to the track.