Cadillac has teased the car that will succeed its successful DPi-V.R in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s premier class.

Since the introduction of the LMP2-based Daytona Prototype international class by IMSA in 2017, the DPi-V.R has won 24 of 51 races, with Cadillac drivers winning three drivers’ and three teams’ championships.

As IMSA ushers in the Grand Touring Prototype era, the DPi cars will be rendered obsolete at the end of this season (known until recently as LMDh). Cadillac announced its participation in IMSA and WEC in August, and the brand teased the new car’s look in print and photographs today.

The size of the engine that will be connected to the common hybrid system has not yet been confirmed, but the Cadillac/Dallara-designed GTP will integrate styling from its existing streetcar design.

Cadillac’s chief exterior creative designer, Chris Mikalauskas, stated that the manufacturer will “artistically integrate form and function to influence the development of the upcoming racecar.” Cadillac’s brand will be present throughout, such as vertical lighting and floating blades.”

Cadillac’s Vice President, Rory Harvey, said: “Cadillac has a long history of performance success on and off the track, which drives excitement for our fans and customers.”

“That excitement was never more evident than last year when we saw extraordinary demand for the V-Series Blackwings right after they were revealed.” 

The Cadillac Project GTP race car will be launched this summer and will compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona next year.

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