Back in the motor sports

New York (United States), 2 December 2016

It runs: after recently, Mazda has unveiled its new car for the American IMSA racing series, now Cadillac pulls up and presents a Daytona prototype in 2017 to compete against Mazda in the fastest American endurance race class. Interesting are the technical details that wander from the series in the race car.

600-Horsepower V8 in the Cadillac

The new race car goes by the name "Cadillac DPi V.R" and competes in the class of the Daytona Prototypes against the new Mazda RT-24 p. The very square compared to the Japanese competitors design is striking. The car is based on the same Dallara chassis, such as the Mazda, but powered by a completely different engine concept. While in the Mazda, a smaller two-litre four-cylinder turbocharged ensures 600 Horsepower, Cadillac quasi opts for large-series technology and get the 6.2 liter V8 cleaner from the Super sedan CTS-V in the race car. Also here are 600 HP. Along with a sequential X-Trac gearbox and an unladen weight of just 930 kilograms, which should lead to excellent performance. Funny detail: the cars takes over the camera-based rearview mirror from the Cadillac road models.

Debut at Daytona

The new Cadillac hit occurs in the American "IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship" on. There he is classified in the class of so-called Daytona prototypes, the fastest cars in the Championship. The DPI V.R appropriately will be debut end of January 2017 at the legendary circuit of Daytona. There is the opening of season classics with a race time of 24 hours. (mf)