Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype Race Car

After a 14-year absence, Cadillac is returning to endurance racing with DPi-V.R Prototype.

Cadillac just revealed the all-new 2017 Cadillac DPi-V.R race car, announcing that it will compete in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Daytona Prototype International (DPi) series.

The 2017 DPi-V.R will first be driven competitively at the 2017 IMSA season opener — the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29, 2017 — by teams from Wayne Taylor Racing and Action Express Racing.

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The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series is the fastest and most technologically advanced sports car racing series in North America.

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“Cadillac is proud to return to the pinnacle of prototype racing in North America after a 14-year absence,” said Johan de Nysschen, president of Cadillac. “Cadillac’s V-Performance production models — the ATS-V and CTS-V — are transforming our brand’s product substance, earning a place among the world’s elite high performance marques. The Cadillac DPi-V.R further strengthens our V-Performance portfolio, placing Cadillac into the highest series of sports car racing in North America.”

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The Cadillac DPi-V.R is propelled by a race-prepared, normally aspirated Cadillac 6.2 liter V-8 engine that shares inherent architecture with the engines of the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V (640 horsepower) and fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade (420 horsepower). The engine produces approximately 600 horsepower when tuned for racing as defined by IMSA-mandated air restrictors, with a maximum allowable RPM of 7,600.

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