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Take a long look at the track-prepped matte-black CTS-V above. That’s just one of the many cars entered in this weekend’s Cadillac Challenge. The event is the first of its kind, encouraging Cadillac owners and drivers to get down and dirty on the track.
The first event will take place at Autoclub Speedway, in Fontana, California. Over fifteen competitors have registered, including this vehicle piloted by Team Heavyweight Racing driver Bob “Onstar” Michaels.
Michaels’ car “Blackhawk” is naturally, a modified CTS-V and will likely appear alongside other D3 Group modified Cadillacs. To learn more about the Cadillac Challenge Racing Series and the D3 Group , check out our earlier post here.
While Blackhawk will likely get a scorching time around the track, it will be penalized for having race-track ready modifications. This is done to help encourage more Cadillac owners to come join in on the fun with their stock cars.
GALLERY: Cadillac Challenge
Toyo Tires recently announced three of their four 2011 SEMA booth vehicles, choosing to keep the fourth one a secret… until now. Toyo Tires has teamed up with D3 Cadillac to show off a special edition 2012 CTS-V Coupe dubbed “Le Monstre” packing in excess of 1,001-hp and 1,001 lb-fts of torque.
D3 Cadillac is well-known for their Cadillac tuning programs, having the world’s only full line of products from power kits to competition track ready suspension kits to fully functional aerodynamic components. Le Monstre features D3′s competition proven powertrain, competition suspension package and complete wide body conversion.
The nickname pays homage to the 1950 Cadillac Coupe Series 61 that was built to compete in the 24 Hours of LeMans. 2011 marks the 61st anniversary since that historic 1950 event.
D3 Cadillac looks forward to putting Le Monstre onto the track in 2012, competing in various Time Attack events and showing off what they can do with the Cadillac platform.