Cadillac’s Project GTP Hypercar is Gunning for Le Mans
Cadillac has unveiled the Project GTP Hypercar, the third-generation prototype race car designed by the luxury automaker.
This new prototype is being made to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship; that includes the world renowned 24 Hours of Le Mans. Cadillac intends on testing the car this summer, joining the fray at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2023.
“Cadillac will be competing again on the world racing stage, and we are all thrilled to return to Le Mans after 20 years,” said Rory Harvey, Global Cadillac Vice President. “By competing in both the 2023 IMSA and WEC championships, Cadillac Racing has the opportunity to demonstrate its capability, craftsmanship and technology.”
To get up to speed, Project GTP Hypercar will be powered by a 5.5-liter DOHC V8 engine, partnered with the LMDh common hybrid system. The GTP is a development between Cadillac Design, Cadillac Racing and Dallara, incorporating different cues from Cadillac’s design language. Some of those elements include the vertical lighting and floating blades, said to connect the GTP to Cadillac’s future.
“The Project GTP Hypercar is a unique convergence of form and function and showcases Cadillac’s future performance aesthetic,” said Chris Mikalauskas, lead exterior creative designer, Cadillac. “We have plenty more to come, from the upcoming race car to amazing production vehicles.”