Cadillac has been absent 14 years in the motorsport world. But suddenly, Cadillac decided to return to the race track with the latest prototype, namely All-new Cadillac DPi-V.R. This car will be raced for the first time at the new Daytona Prototype class international (DPi) in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship 2017 racing event.
|All-new Cadillac DPi-V.R racing car prototype will race for the first time at the new Daytona Prototype class international (DPi) in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship 2017 racing event. (PIcture from: http://adf.ly/1gd2r7)|
According to this American car manufacturer, the race car equipped with a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter dry-sump V8 engine, which is claimed capable of spraying power up to 600 horsepower. In addition, a shift sequential gearbox operated by paddles along viscous mechanical limited-slip differential, capable of delivering a thrust to the rear wheels evenly.
|Right side view of All-new Cadillac DPi V.R Racing car prototype. (PIcture from: http://adf.ly/1gd2r7)|
As one of the requirements join the race in a new class of DPi, the manufacture of racing car chassis must go through four recommended constructors, namely Dallara, Onroak Automotive, ORECA or Riley Multimatic.
And the chassis of the All-new Cadillac DPi-V.R made by Dallara with a weight of 2,050 lbs. Then, the manufacturers can equip the worked body, engine, and electronics that reflect specific styling and technology of each individual brand.
|Rear view of All-new Cadillac DPi V.R Racing car prototype. (PIcture from: http://adf.ly/1gd2r7)|
This is different from a standard LMP2 class which allows each manufacturer to build their own car chassis. Including the engine and the electronics package together with a specification of their bodywork.
Although the present with a prototype racing car, there are some design borrowed from the ATS-V and CTS-V models, such as the line of the body angle, V-Performance wheels, Brembo disc brakes. Including the installation of the camera system on the back like in the new Cadillac models. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOGUIDE]
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