Cadillac is previewing its Project GTP Hypercar, the third-generation prototype race car from the American luxury brand.
In 2023, Cadillac will contest the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“Notably, this marks our comeback to the world racing stage after a 20-year hiatus,” a news release stated.
Cadillac has competed at the forefront of American sports car racing in the IMSA manufacturers championship since 2017— achieving numerous wins, podiums and championships in the Cadillac DPi-V.R.
The Cadillac V-Series portfolio leverages technologies learned on the track for use in cars on the road.
The race car will begin on-track testing this summer and its first race will be the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 2023.
Codeveloped by Cadillac Design, Cadillac Racing and Dallara, the Project GTP Hypercar incorporates key brand design characteristics.
Elements of the brand’s heritage such as vertical lighting and floating blades are present throughout and connect the Project GTP Hypercar to the future of Cadillac.
Chris Mikalauskas, lead exterior creative designer for Cadillac, notes, “The Project GTP Hypercar is a unique convergence of form and function and showcases Cadillac’s future performance aesthetic.”