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After a shaky start to the 2011 World Challenge series season, Cadillac‘s CTS-V Coupe race cars finally showed some promise over the weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah. Drivers Johnny O’Connell and Andy Pilgrim finished fourth and fifth in the GT Class, helping both drivers move up the standings in the Championship race, and landing Cadillac second in the manufacturers points category.
As impressed as we are with the team’s effort, we’re perhaps more enthused by the selection of photos the team managed to gather from the scenic track. Browse the gallery of car porn below and watch for the V coupes to make their next run at the podium on the May 20-24 weekend at Mosport International Raceway.
GALLERY: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Cars
Sporting Cadillac’s supercharged LS9 V8, the CTS-V Race car looked to have a full rollcage, a proper bucket seat, massive Brembo brakes and steamroller sized wheels and tires.
We expect to know more shortly, but in the mean time, check out our gallery of Cadillac’s CTS-V Racer.
Gallery: Cadillac CTS-V Race Car
You can’t buy it, but it might just be the most amazing car that will make its debut at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show next week.
Several weeks ago Cadillac officially confirmed its return to the SCCA’s World Challenge GT series for the 2011 season with the CTS-V Coupe. At the time, only renderings of the track machine were available, but now Caddy has released a whole selection of photos of what could very likely be next year’s championship contender.
Cadillac will field two cars in the series, with three-time America Le Mans Series GT1 champ driving one car and 2005 World Challenge GT champ Andy Pilgrim piloting the other. Pilgrim’s ’05 championship, it should be pointed out, came behind the wheel of the CTS-V sedan race car.
Cadillac will begin track testing the new machine at Sebring International Raceway in the end of January, ahead of the season’s first race, March 25-27 in St. Petersburg, Fla
Stay tuned for more photos from the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, January 10th. Until then, check out AutoGuide’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show Preview here.