Cadillac plans a return to racing with the CTS-V Coupe
Cadillac announced it will return to racing in 2011 with a race-ready version of its CTS-V Coupe.
Cadillac is known for its racy television commercials, but now, once again, it'll be known for racing.
Executives from General Motors today announced that a race-ready 2011 CTS-V Coupe will compete in the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge.
The CTS-V, which is being designed by engineers from GM and Pratt & Miller, in New Hudson, Mich., will debut at the SCCA race to be held March 25 to 27 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Cadillac hasn't raced competitively since 2007.
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 race cars.
"Returning to racing in the SCCA World Challenge is a great way to demonstrate the performance and capability of the CTS-V Coupe," said Don Butler, vice president for Cadillac marketing. "The race cars in this series are production-based, which allows us to validate our performance against the best of our competitors on the track, and not just the showroom."