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CADILLAC REVEALS DPI-V.R PROTOTYPE RACE CAR FOR 2017
Apr 09, 2018

2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype

CADILLAC REVEALS DPI-V.R PROTOTYPE RACE CAR FOR 2017

• Cadillac Racing expands by reentering prototype endurance racing


• The 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series is North America's fastest and most technologically advanced sports car competition



NEW YORK — Cadillac revealed the all-new 2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R race car today and announced that it will compete in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series, Prototype (P) class.


2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R PrototypeThe 2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R will first be driven competitively at the 2017 IMSA season opener — the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29, 2017 — by teams from Wayne Taylor Racing and Action Express Racing.


THE PINNACLE OF PROTYPING RACING IN NORTH AMERICA

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series is the fastest and most technologically advanced sports car racing series in North America.


'Cadillac is proud to return to the pinnacle of prototype racing in North America after a 14-year absence,' said Johan de Nysschen, president of Cadillac. 'Cadillac's V-Performance production models — the ATS-V and CTS-V — are transforming our brand's product substance, earning a place among the world's elite high performance marques. The Cadillac DPi-V.R further strengthens our V-Performance portfolio, placing Cadillac into the highest series of sports car racing in North America.'


Vital Stats

Engine : 6.2 L., 8-cylinder

Power: 640 hp

Torque: 630 ft-lbs

8-speed Automatic

ÚNMISTAKABLE CADILLAC PRESENCE

The all-new Cadillac DPi-V.R has been designed to contribute to the functional performance of the prototype using elements gleaned from the current lineup of Cadillac V-Performance models, especially the CTS-V supersedan. (concept carz) Above all, the DPi-V.R was developed to perform, via testing in the wind tunnel and engineering development.


2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype'The DPi-V.R race car was an exciting new canvas for the Cadillac design and sculpting team,' said Andrew Smith, Global Cadillac Design executive director. 'The studio embraced the opportunity to interpret the Cadillac form language, line work and graphic signature for this premier prototype racing application. Every detail of the final design was selected to support the car's on-track performance and unmistakable Cadillac presence.'


The design details giving the DPi-V.R car its distinctive Cadillac appearance and presence include the vertical lighting signature; the sheer, sculptural quality of the body and bold bodyside feature line; V-Performance wheels wîth Brembo brakes; V-Performance emblems; and a canopy graphic inspired by the Cadillac daylight opening. Even subtle cues such as the cooling vents and the air intake were designed in the studio, the latter in the trapezoidal shape of the Cadillac crest.


The DPi-V.R is equipped wîth the new Rear Camera Mirror first seen on the Cadillac CT6 Sedan and available on the Cadillac CTS, XT5 and Escalade for the 2017 model year.


2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R PrototypeCADILLAC 6.2L V-8 POWER

The Cadillac DPi-V.R is propelled by a race-prepared, normally aspirated Cadillac 6.2 liter V-8 engine that shares inherent architecture wîth the engines of the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V (640 horsepower) and fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade (420 horsepower). The engine produces approximately 600 horsepower when tuned for racing as defined by IMSA-mandated air restrictors, wîth a maximum allowable RPM of 7,600. The engine transfers power to the rear wheels through an X-TRAC paddle-shift transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)


Cadillac and its designers collaborated wîth key partners including chassis builder Dallara, teams from Wayne Taylor Racing and Action Express Racing and ECR Engines to prepare the 6.2-liter V-8-powered Cadillac DPi-V.R over the past year.


Additional information about the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series, including the 2017 schedule, can be viewed at imsa.com.

Source - Cadillac

2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype 2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype 2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype Coupe

Cadillac kicked off the New Year in a big way with its return to the pinnacle of prototype racing in north America and a one-two win at the season-opening 2017 Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona. Designed in the production car studios with specific signature elements gleaned from Cadillac's V-Series models, the all-new Cadillac DPi-V.R. further strengthens the brand's product substance and performance prowess. From the exterior line work and lamp design, to the wheels, rearview camera and engine, every detail of the final design had to earn its way on the race car in support of its on-track performance and bold Cadillac persona.