On the eve of the start of the legendary 24-hour marathon in Le Mans, the American company Cadillac announced plans to return to the endurance competition. The flags of the factory team will protect the new GTP Hypercar car, which will enter the tracks of the American IMSA racing series and the WEC World Championship in 2023. This is reported by the press service of the manufacturer.
In the IMSA season, the novelty will take part in the “advanced” GTP class, which replaced the former DPi, and in the WEC it will fight for victory in the LMDh and LMH classes, which replaced LMP1.
The GTP Hypercar project is a common brainchild of Cadillac and Dallara. The new 5.5-liter V8 engine, which is part of the hybrid Lmds system, will drive the racing car. The main task facing the creative team of stylists is to give the car a well–known look, with characteristic Cadillac design elements, as much as possible under the current restrictions.
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“It is a great honor to fight for the overall victory in Le Mans with such an iconic American brand as Cadillac. The whole team is happy to contribute to the racing heritage of the brand, competing with the best at the international level and in the most difficult races in the world,” comments Laura Winthrop Clauser, head of GM racing programs.
The GTP Hypercar trials will start this summer, and the first race for the novelty will be the 24-hour marathon in Dayton in January 2023.