Cadillac CTS-V Racecar on track at Long Beach, CA 2011
Cadillac Returns To Racing With CTS-V Coupe
Two teams set to compete in SCCA World Challenge GT Series
* Racecar based on award-winning CTS-V Series line
* Program designed to validate, enhance Cadillac performance
* Andy Pilgrim, Johnny O'Connell signed as Cadillac drivers
DETROIT -- Cadillac announced today it will return to racing in 2011 with a race-prepared version of its CTS-V Coupe competing in the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge, North America's top production-based racecar series.
The move returns Cadillac to a series where it competed from 2004 to 2007. Competing in the GT Class with the CTS-V Sport Sedan, Cadillac captured the Manufacturer's Championship in 2005 and 2007 and the Driver's Championship in 2005.
Cadillac will field two teams in the upcoming SCCA World Challenge GT Class with a racecar based on the CTS-V Coupe. The CTS-V line, which also includes the CTS-V Sedan and CTS-V Wagon, was recently named to Car and Driver magazine's 10 Best list for 2011.
"Returning to racing in the SCCA World Challenge is a great way to demonstrate the performance and capability of the CTS-V Coupe," said Don Butler, vice president for Cadillac marketing. "The racecars in this series are production based, which allows us to validate our performance against the best of our competitors on the track, and not just the showroom."
Cadillac is working with Pratt & Miller, a New Hudson, Mich., engineering firm which specializes in motorsports, to develop the CTS-V Coupe racecar. While some of the production CTS-V components will be modified due to the unique demands of racing or to meet the SCCA series' technical rules, every effort is taken to maintain as much production content as possible.
"The SCCA World Challenge lends itself well to a natural transfer of knowledge," said Jim Campbell, GM vice president for Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "The series will become a key test-bed for Cadillac. We anticipate using what we learn on the racetrack to ensure the V-Series stays on the cutting-edge of performance."
The first event in the SCCA World Challenge is March 25-27 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Johnny O'Connell, a three-time GT1 champion in the America Le Mans Series, and Andy Pilgrim, who won the 2005 SCCA World Challenge GT class in a Cadillac, will be behind the wheel of the CTS-V racecars.
Introduced for the 2003 model year, the CTS-V has quickly earned a reputation among luxury sports car buyers. For the 2011 model year, Cadillac added the CTS-V Coupe and the CTS-V Sport Wagon to the CTS-V Sport Sedan, creating an impressive family of performance vehicles. The CTS-Vs feature Brembo brakes, a supercharged 6.2L V8 delivering 556 horsepower and a Magnetic Ride Control suspension system that can read and react to the road 1,000 times a second.
Started in 1944, the SCCA organizes and supports racing at all levels from amateur to professional. The World Challenge series is designed to provide teams, manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers a competitive production-based race series in which to prove their products. The races follow a 50-minute maximum time limit, with the number of laps and total distance determined by track configuration, lap times and race conditions.
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Cadillac CTS-V Racing at Miller Motorsports Park with Real Time Driver Commentary 2011
01-May-2011 Saturday's Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Utah was a
step forward for Team Cadillac, as both Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim
put their Cadillac CTS-V Coupes in the top five at the finish of the
50-minute race. Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim finished 4th and 5th
position respectively in Round 4 of the Pirelli SCCA Pro Racing World
Challenge Series in Tooele, Utah.
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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2011 Cadillac
CTS-V Coupe. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and
exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and
noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine
and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under
acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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Pilgrim Podiums for Team Cadillac; CTS-V Coupe Still Leads Manufacturer,
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MONTEREY, Calif. -- Andy Pilgrim had to keep track of a lot of information
in the closing laps of Friday's Cadillac Sports Car Grand Prix at Laguna
Chief among them was the position of one Lawson Aschenbach.
Aschenbach, who had to start 15th in the field because he missed
qualifying, rocketed through the field to fourth place late in the
50-minute Pirelli World Challenge Series event on the 2.238-mile layout,
and had he passed Pilgrim in the final four laps, he would have wrested the
Manufacturer's point lead from Team Cadillac.
He didn't, and Pilgrim hung on to finish third in his No. 8 Cadillac CTS-V
Coupe, keeping Cadillac's lead intact and cutting the distance to the
driver point lead to just 14 points.
"Manufacturer points is all we care about," an enthused Pilgrim said on the
podium after the race.
Pilgrim had a couple of chances to put a car between himself and
Aschenbach, but missed by inches on both. The Volvos of race winner Randy
Pobst and second-place Alex Figge were just too stout off the corners to
get it done.
"It was an elastic band effect with Volvo," Pilgrim said. "They were slow
going into the corners and rockets coming out. I had the best shot on
restarts, to try and get Alex. He was very clean; we were bumping, but it
was clean. He gave me room and I gave him room. But once I got to the end
of the corner, they took off. "
Having that buffer between himself and Aschenbach was tops in his mind.
"I tried, really, because I wanted to put him [Figge] between me and
Lawson," Pilgrim said. "Having Lawson behind me, holy smoke...I had to just
be perfect for those four or five laps at the end. Luckily, we were. It
just really kept me focused. Lawson raced me fair and really close."
Pilgrim said he had an advantage on Aschenbach under braking with his
Brembo brake system.
"The brakes on our car made it for us. He didn't make anything on us on
Pobst ran away with the victory, crossing the line .699 seconds ahead of
his teammate, Figge. Pilgrim was third, 1.58 seconds back, and Aschenbach
came home fourth, 1.711 seconds behind.
Johnny O'Connell had rough going in the No. 3 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe,
starting seventh and finishing there. He was carrying 196 pounds of
sanctioning-body-mandated weight, and had a struggle to stay with the lead
O'Connell, a master of the restart, had a couple of chances on late
restarts to improve his position, but couldn't close the deal before Turn
Despite the extra weight he carried, O'Connell was pleased with the day.
"Restarts were good today," he said. "The guys did an amazing job; the race
car was the best car I had all weekend. But that much weight was murder
here. Not just in the momentum I had to carry up the hill, but in the way
my car was handling. You want to win, but you're glad that Andy had a
really good run in third. It was a good event for Cadillac."
After Pobst, Figge, Pilgrim and Aschenbach came the Porsche of Steve Ott to
round out the top five. Mike Skeen came from 16th to finish sixth, followed
by O'Connell and the Porsches of Justin Marks, Tomy Drissi and Bret Curtis.
O'Connell still leads the driver points by 14, 573-559, over Pilgrim, with
Pobst now third at 502. James Sofronas, who was third coming in, retired
midway through Friday's race and finished 15th in GT. Aschenbach is fourth
In the Manufacturer's race, Cadillac doubled its lead from Utah and stands
four points higher than Porsche, 37-33, after five races. Volvo leaped into
the battle in third place, with 25 points.
Next race for Team Cadillac is on home turf June 1-3 at the Cadillac
Detroit Grand Prix on the Belle Isle course in the middle of the Detroit
Friday's Cadillac Sports Car Grand Prix of Monterey is set for broadcast
May 27 at 11 p.m. EDT on the NBC Sports Network.
View live streaming on the day of the races and continuously on demand
The Cadillac Racing Media Kit is now available online.
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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan. Stan Bell from Duke Cadillac in Suffolk, VA.
introduces you and reviews the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan! If your right
foot thinks it has an ego, it may, but we might be more inclined to say it
hasn't until it has felt the Cadillac CTS-V's 556 horsepower along with its
551ft lb of torque that rockets the CTS-V from 0-60 in just 3.9 seconds.
Did we mention that the Cadillac CTS-V Sedan delivers a 198 mph top speed,
better opt for a radar detector if you plan to open this Cadillac up on the
open road! That's some serious ego in a luxury sedan, the world's fastest
luxury sedan that is!
The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V follows Cadillac's "Art & Science" philosophy with
its styling, and for a rocket ship of a sedan, it has all the incredible
comforts and features of a Cadillac. Bose stereo, navigation, leather seats
with suede inserts, and so much more Stan reviews on the 2011 Cadillac
We hope you enjoy Stan's presentation for the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V, we sure
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Cadillac CTS-V Race Car Ride-Along at Road America
Consumer Guide got the chance to ride along with a professional driver in
the Cadillac CTS-V race car that is used in World Challenge races.
The first minute of the video is the car from the outside. After that, the
real action begins. Apologies for the poor sound quality of the in-car
video. It was so loud that it overwhelmed the microphone!