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."
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 and out.
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 weeks later.
But for now, grab a cup of your favorite warm beverage and enjoy the video.
High-res photos: http://www.worldcarfans.com/111031531084/2012-bmw-m5-preview-video-released
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 competitors."
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.
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Hits the Track
Sebring, Fla. -- The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car hit the track for the first time on Jan. 17, driven by Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim, for tests at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla.
Cadillac is reentering the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT series this year, beginning with the season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 25-27. Cadillac competed in the World Challenge series in 2004-2007, earning the Speed GT Manufacturer's Championship in both 2005 and 2007 with CTS-V Sedan race cars.
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 NAIAS)
CTS-V Coupe Race Car Photography
Cadillac today released the first photographs of the CTS-V Coupe race car, which will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday, Jan. 10. Cadillac announced last month it was re-entering the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT racing series for the 2011 season, which begins 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. The first on-track tests will be conducted in late January at Sebring International Raceway.
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.
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.
CTS-V Coupe Black Diamond Edition
Fresh to our inventory the all new 6.2 liter 556 horse power V8. This is not your grandpas Cadillac. Call Curtis Snyder at Gary Lang Auto Group in McHenry Illinois to see more of this or any of our other vehicles. 815-385-2100 ext. 118