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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car

2004 Cadillac CTS-V/GM Racing

2004 Cadillac CTS-Add FormV/GM Racing

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 brands 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.

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 Cadillacs entry into the low-volume, high-performance luxury car niche, and was the first vehicle to wear the divisions high-performance V-series badge.

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 Germanys 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

Cadillac is a division of General Motors (NYSE: GM). General Motors, the worlds 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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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine LS6 V-8 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Front, Longitudinal
valvetrain DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement 5725 cc / 349.4 in³
bore 104.8 mm / 4.13 in
stroke 83 mm / 3.27 in
power 372.9 kw / 500 bhp @ 7200 rpm
specific output 87.34 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 380.23 bhp per tonne
torque 569.44 nm / 420 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
front tires 275/35-18 Toyo Proxes
rear tires 335/30-18 Toyo Proxes
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 30.5 cm / 18 x 12 in
f suspension Wishbones
r suspension Multi-Link
curb weight 1315 kg / 2899 lbs
wheelbase 2875 mm / 113.2 in
front track 1593 mm / 62.7 in
rear track 1549 mm / 61.4 in
length 4851 mm / 191.0 in
width 1865 mm / 73.43 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1