The racing division of Cadillac travelled to the Sebring International Raceway for a second round of testing before the start of the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT season, which will mark the return of the brand with the crest to racing after a three year hiatus.
For the first time, both CTS-V Coupe racecars showed the full color scheme, decals and numbers they will wear during the 2011 season. The No. 8 car will be driven by Andy Pilgrim, while the No. 3 coupe will have Johnny O'Connell behind the wheel.
“It’s our first opportunity to get both cars on the track at the same time, in full race trim. Besides looking incredible on the track, the cars are performing at an exceptional level,” said Jim Vurpillat, Cadillac global marketing director.
“We’re getting in a lot of laps, and that’s what we need to do to get ready for the 2011 season,” said No. 8 car driver Andy Pilgrim. His teammate, Johhny O'Connell added: „With two full days of testing (Feb. 22-23), we’ll have a really good idea of how we’ll perform at the first race in St. Petersburg next month.”
The first race of the season will be on March 25-27 in St. Petersburg, Florida, followed by seven other venues in the U.S. and Canada.
By Dan Mihalascu