Cadillac Previews 2023 GTP Le Mans Racer Project

Cadillac will unveil its Project GTP race car this summer and return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2023. // Courtesy of Cadillac

General Motors Co.’s Cadillac brand in Detroit has previewed the GTP race car it intends to debut at Rolex’s 24 Hours of Daytona in January 2023 and plans to enter 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 inspiration from Cadillac’s previous racing successes, the Cadillac GTP race car is co-developed by Cadillac Racing, Design and race car manufacturer Dallara. The prototype will feature a new Cadillac engine cluster in conjunction with the common GTP hybrid system.

“While the new race car takes into account IMSA and ACO regulations, Cadillac hallmarks will be instantly recognizable, many of which can be seen on our V-Series vehicles today,” said Chris Mikalauskas, Exterior Creative Designer. Chief at Cadillac. “It will artistically combine form and function to influence the development of the future race car. Elements of the Cadillac brand DNA, such as overhead lighting and floating blades, will be present throughout.

Last year, Cadillac announced that it would compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) class in 2023 with a fourth-generation Cadillac V-Series prototype.

“Cadillac has a long history of performance success on and off the track, which our fans and customers are excited about,” said Rory Harvey, vice president of Cadillac. “This excitement has never been more evident than last year when we saw tremendous demand for Series V Blackwings right after their reveal.”

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-tuned CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing.

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