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post Jan 22 2004, 04:17 PM
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Continuing to demonstrate its technical capabilities and high-performance credentials, Cadillac today announced a race-going version of the CTS-V sport sedan, the most powerful car in the brand's lineup. The race car, named CTS-V race car, will compete in the 2004 SCCA Speed World Challenge, a highly competitive North American race series for production based cars. "This is a significant day for Cadillac," said Mark LaNeve, Cadillac general manager. "The CTS-V race car is further evidence of the dramatic changes taking place at Cadillac. The CTS-V race car will improve Cadillac's credibility with luxury performance enthusiasts."

CTS-V race car is the first race car developed by GM Racing in conjunction with the new GM Performance Division, an in-house center designed to explore potential enthusiast-oriented versions of production models. The CTS-V, introduced in late 2003 as a 2004 model, signaled Cadillac's entry into the low-volume, high-performance luxury car niche, and was the first vehicle to wear the division's high-performance V-series badge.

"The CTS-V race car starts from a great set of blueprints," said GM Racing Director Doug Duchardt. "The outstanding performance characteristics of the rear-drive Sigma-based CTS and CTS-V lend perfectly to a race-car application. We were able to maintain a significant amount of shared parts, technologies and processes in developing the CTS-V race car."

By weight, the CTS-V race car is 73 percent stock-derived. The production CTS-V and CTS-V race car share common technology - in the form of the all-aluminum V-8 engine, front and rear suspension, steering system, differential and halfshafts - and talent, as the engineers who conceived the CTS-V for street use were directly involved in the creation of the race car.

Like the CTS and CTS-V, which were refined and validated at Germany's famed Nürburgring, the CTS-V race car will prove itself on the most challenging racing circuits in North America. A two-car, factory-backed effort from Cadillac will debut at the SCCA World Challenge race supporting the 12 Hours of Sebring in March 2004. Championship-winning sports car racers Max Angelelli and Andy Pilgrim will drive the works Cadillacs.

The CTS-V race car will feature a 5.7L overhead valve V-8 engine. It will produce more than 500 horsepower with a maximum rpm of 7600. It will have a 25-gallon fuel tank to carry enough fuel for the 50-minute sprint races that comprise the series without requiring a pit stop. Its top speed is estimated to be in excess of 165 mph.

Cadillac products for the 2004 model year include the CTS sport sedan, CTS-V, SRX luxury utility, Seville, DeVille, XLR luxury roadster, and the most powerful utilities on the planet; Escalade, Escalade EXT and Escalade ESV. More information on Cadillac can be found at media.gm.com/cadillac.

Cadillac is a division of General Motors (NYSE: GM). General Motors, the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, designs, builds and markets cars and trucks worldwide, and has been the global automotive sales leader since 1931.

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post Jan 22 2004, 04:23 PM
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id drive that...
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post Jan 22 2004, 05:00 PM
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That car looks great except for the massive overhangs front and rear.
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post Jan 22 2004, 05:01 PM
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I will never in my life understand how people can talk about the visual appeal of a racecar....
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post Jan 22 2004, 05:55 PM
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QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ Jan 22 2004, 05:01 PM)
I will never in my life understand how people can talk about the visual appeal of a racecar....

Fat tires, widebody stuff, spoilers, ground effects, slammed low to the ground...race cars are the definition of how a fast car looks.
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post Jan 22 2004, 06:27 PM
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i heard the sigma platform was the shiznits.
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post Jan 22 2004, 06:32 PM
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I have heard that the Stock CTS-V beats all the BMWs around their home test track.
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post Jan 22 2004, 06:39 PM
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QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ Jan 22 2004, 09:32 PM)
I have heard that the Stock CTS-V beats all the BMWs around their home test track.

yeah, i read about that a while ago. Isnt the new Vette also on the sigma platform?
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post Jan 22 2004, 06:41 PM
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No, the C6 shares a platform with the XLR.
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post Jan 22 2004, 09:27 PM
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most racecars look awesome when compared to their production counterparts, and this one is no different thumbs_up.gif
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