Cadillac Racing with CTS-V Coupe testing at Sebring
Cadillac is turning their attention to racing as the company has just wrapped up testing of the new CTS-V Racing Coupe.
Set to enter competition on Saturday, at the Streets of St. Petersburg, the CTS will battle other contenders in the highly-competitive Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT series. It will be driven by Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim, who are no strangers to racing as O'Connell is a three-time GT1 champion in the America Le Mans Series and Pilgrim claimed victory in the 2005 SCCA World Challenge GT class.
As for the car itself, it features an aerodynamic carbon fiber body and a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 535 hp (399 kW / 542 PS). While this is 21 hp (16 kW / 21 PS) less than the standard CTS-V Coupe, the car weighs 1,000 pounds (454 kg) less than the production model.
According to O'Connell, "The CTS-V Coupe racecar has been very nimble during testing and seems to brake very well. I not only expect it to do well on a street circuit, but everywhere we compete."
Compliments - New Mercedes TV spot with Nico Rosberg, Michael Schumacher and Mika Häkkinen
Mercedes-Benz is kicking off the 2011 Formula 1 season with a new Silver
Arrow and also with a new TV spot. Based around the motto "Racing is a
state of mind", the short film entitled "Compliments" depicts the passion
of Mercedes-Benz for motorsport and competition. With a touch of humour and
self-deprecation, Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher play on their
internal rivalry within MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team. Former world champion
Mika Häkkinen -- an iconic figure who has appeared numerous times in
humorous Mercedes-Benz TV spots over the past 15 years -- highlights, with
the aid of an energy drink, on which team the rivalry should be focused at
the start of the season.
"The new Formula 1 season gets under way on Sunday with the race in
Melbourne, and the deck has been shuffled again," explained Anders Sundt
Jensen, Vice President Brand Communication Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The spot
makes it clear, in a rather fun way, that motorsport is a way of life for
our brand. In addition, it shows that we don't admit defeat if at first we
don't achieve the goals we have set ourselves, but rather that we take up
the challenge -- both within our team, as well as united against our
The 45-second spot, created by Jung von Matt, will be shown by all major
German broadcasters from tonight until Sunday to mark the start of the
Formula 1 season.
Aston Martin DB9 Virage promo
Under the brights lights in Geneva, Aston Martin revealed the Virage - a
"new" 2+2 model which sits between the DB9 and DBS models in the Aston
With the mildly facelifted DB9 launched last summer, the Virage has us
scratching our heads as we contemplate why Aston is passing the Virage off
as a new model. Same kind of confusion also ensued when spy photographers
previously caught it doing rounds at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. We
didn't know know to make of it.
Regardless of how you slice and dice it, the vehicle is a DB9 with a new
more assertive look. On the outside of the Virage, which if you're into
anagrams also spells Viagre, you'll notice a One-77 inspired aluminum front
grille, new front bumper fascia, new fender side strakes with built-in LED
repeater lamps, side skirts and rear diffuser.
The Virage uses the same front mid-mounted 6.0 liter V12 producing 490 bhp
(365 kW/497 PS) and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque. The power plant is mated
to a six-speed Touchtronic II automatic transmission through a carbon fiber
prop shaft and the gearbox is mounted transversely on the axle for 50:50
total weight distribution.
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) clocks in at 4.6 seconds and top speed is 299 km/h
2012 BMW M5 prototype - 30 minutes of raw footage
As a follow up from last week's M5 preview videos, here is some additional
raw footage running almost 30 minutes. In addition to some soothing static
shots and commentary from test drivers Bernd Limmer and Frank Lutz, there
are some nice driving scenes taken from numerous view points both inside
BMW will reportedly premiere the M5 Concept at a private press event near
Munich on April 1st followed by its public debut at Auto Shanghai a few
But for now, grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage and enjoy the video.
Jeff's Twin Turbo CTS-V
Well, finally after two years of fabrication, Jeff got his CTS-V back. You
may remember it from my CTS-V Cat Pop vid (check my other vids if you
missed it) before it got the turbos
installed. So now it's back, and it didn't take long for Jeff to 'take care
of it'. Enjoy!
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car!
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car, Cadillac announced it would return to
racing in 2011 with a race prepared version of its CTS-V Coupe to compete
in Sports Car Club of America World Challenge series race car's top North
American-based production. And Cadillac was sure to become a serious rival
for other racing cars, with a body specially designed for agile and
lightweight racing area. Let's see more reviews and picture of 2011
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car...
This step back Cadillac into which the series competes 2004-2007. Competing
in the GT class with the CTS-V Sport Sedan, Cadillac catch Manufacturers
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 race car based on the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. CTS-V line, which also
includes the CTS-V Sedan and Wagon CTS-V, recently designated for the 10
list of Car and Driver magazine's Best for 2011.
"Back to racing in the SCCA World Challenge is a great way to demonstrate
the performance and capabilities Cadillac CTS-V Coupe," said Don Butler,
vice president for marketing the Cadillac. "The racecars in this series is
production based, which allows us to validate our performance with the best
of our competitors on the track, and not just the showroom."
Cadillac working with Pratt & Miller, New Hudson, Mich., engineering and
construction company specializing in motorsports, to develop the Cadillac
CTS-V Coupe race car. While some components of the production CTS-V will be
modified due to the unique demands of racing and to satisfy the technical
rules of SCCA series', every effort is taken to preserve as much as
possible the production of content.
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2010 SCCA Runoffs GT3 Race
Jim Hargrove racing to 9th from last at the 2010 SCCA Runoffs. Electrical
problems kept shutting the engine off through the race, but I was able to
restart it each time by cycling the master swtich. Brand new 2010 Honda
Civic Coupe on debut at the Runoffs.
Cadillac CTS-V and CTS Coupe - 1080p HD
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1080p HD Video of a Cadillac CTS-V and CTS Coupe with custom black wheels
accelerating onto the road exiting Cars and Coffee Dallas. The CTS Coupe
has an epic vanity plate too! ... It's also worth pointing out that the
CTS-V Coupe exists as an SCCA racecar.
Cadillac Racing - CTS-V Coupe -Road Atlanta
Jump inside a Team Cadillac CTS-V Coupe as racers Johnny O'Connell and Andy
Pilgrim offer an insider's perspective of the fastest American racetrack
they faced this year -- Road Atlanta. As the camera reveals the track from
the driver's perspective, Johnny and Andy explain the incredible maneuvers
they must use to master the daunting corners and rapid elevation change
found at Road Atlanta in this last round of the SCCA World Challenge
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe - First Test
We take Cadillac's sleek 2012 CTS-V Coupe to the test track.
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Roadfly.com - 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Road Test & Review
We finally had a chance to test drive the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. The
MSRP starts at $63K and even at that price you get a ton of bang for your
buck. Not to mention all that horsepower. 0-60 MPH on the
CTS-V Coupe is 3.9 seconds. The supercharged V8 produces 556 horsepower.
Roadflys review of the CTS-V Coupe confirms that Cadillac is going head to
head against the best the Germans have to offer. The Cadillac CTS-V by just
about every test beats the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG and BMWs M5.
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Refueled: Return of the CTS-V Episode 4: Race Ready
It all leads up to this. The innovative design, the painstaking detail, the
rigorous testing — everything is riding on this defining moment. The time
has come for Cadillac to return to racing and take hold of its rightful
place on the track. See the CTS-V racecar rip through the road in rubber
melting action as it prepares for its monumental return to the SCCA World
Challenge on March 25th.