Cadillac Company presented 600-horsepower racing prototype DPi-V.R

December 22, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Premium American brand Cadillac has officially unveiled all-new DPi-V.R race car. Sports car, equipped with a 600-hp engine, will participate in the championship IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, Prototype (P) class. “Baptism of fire” of the novelty will take place at the daily marathon “24 Hours of Daytona”, which is scheduled for Jan. 28-29, 2017.

2017 Racing car Cadillac DPi-V.R. pic

2017 Racing car Cadillac DPi-V.R. pic

Sports car Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype, like most modern racing cars, is built on a Dallara chassis. The novelty’s curb weight is 930 kg. Racing model is set in motion by a powerful 6.2-liter eight-cylinder atmospheric engine, modified by Earnhardt Childress Racing. Engine capacity is 600 horsepower. It should be noted that the architecture of the powertrain is similar to that one which is used in the standard “charged” Cadillac CTS-V model.

2017 High-performance Cadillac DPi-V.R. photo

2017 High-performance Cadillac DPi-V.R. photo

600-horsepower engine of Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype works in tandem with sequential XTRAC transmission. The car received rear wheel drive with the use of mechanical limited slip differential. Two teams will drive the new car of premium brand in the championship IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship 2017 – Action Express Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing, which previously have driven the Corvette Daytona car.