Team Cadillac CTS-V “hot laps” with race car driver Andy Pilgrim, at Infineon raceway on Driving the Nation

Team Cadillac gave “hot laps” at Infineon raceway, Sonoma, Ca Friday August 27, 2011.
Real life race fan Tom Kruegar suited-up,  strapped-in, took a breathe and blasted out of the pit’s beside Team Cadillac race car driver Andy Pilgrim. One time around Infineon race way and Tom returned with a Northern California wide grin of Team Cadillac joy!

The skinny on the beast from Ron Lemasters Jr., Cadillac Communications race track point man.

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car Detail:

  • Cadillac CTS-V Coupe body produced at Lansing Grand River (Mich.)
  • 6.2L, 90-degree V-8 with aluminum block and heads, 460 HP@5400 RPM (restricted per SCCA), torque 477 ft. lb., developed by GM Powertrain, built by Katech Engine Development
  • Sequential six-speed transmission, no lift shift
  • Limited slip differential with 3.0 final drive
  • Brembo Brakes, six-pot front with 355mm rotor, four pot rear with 328mm rotor
  • BBS 12” x 18” aluminum rear wheels with 11” x 18” fronts
  • Pirelli racing tires, front 305/645 x 18, rear 315/675 x 18, series spec
  • Three-way adjustable shocks
  • Front independent SLA, race modified; rear race modified independent multi-link
  • Curb weight 3,200 lbs. with mandated competition ballast, 50/50 weight distribution
  • Steering, variable power assisted rack and pinion
  • Chassis, reinforced production uni-body with race designed safety cage
  • Pratt & Miller developed side impact reducing crush box
  • Pratt & Miller designed cool seat
  • Two rear-view cameras with dash readout

CTS-V Coupe Road to Race Car Specification Comparison

Specification

CTS-V Coupe Road Car

CTS-V Coupe Race Car

Body Structure

Strategically placed high-strength steel in uni-body construction

Reinforced production uni-body with race designed safety cage

Weight

Curb weight 4,222 lbs.

Curb weight 3,200 lbs. with mandated competition ballast, 50/50 weight distribution

Engine

6.2L Supercharged V8 (RWD); 556 HP @ 6100; torque 551@3800

6.2L, 90-degree V-8 with aluminum block and heads; 460 HP @ 5400; torque 447@4400

Transmission

Six speed manual

Sequential six-speed transmission, no lift shift

Differential

Locking rear, 4.15 final drive

Limited slip differential with 3.0 final drive

Brakes

Brembo Brakes six-piston front/four-piston, four wheel ABS disc

Brembo Brakes, six-pot front with 355mm rotor, four pot rear with 328mm rotor, race spec four wheel disc

Wheels

19” aluminum alloy

BBS 12” x 18” aluminum rear wheels with 11” x 18” fronts

Tires

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires

Pirelli racing slicks, front 305/645 x 18, rear 315/675 x 18, series spec

Steering

ZF Servotronic® 2,6 speed-sensitive, power assisted rack-and-pinion; variable ratio

Steering, variable power assisted rack and pinion

Suspension

Front and rear independent with StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System

Three-way adjustable dampers (shocks); Front independent SLA, race modified; rear race modified independent multi-link

Steering Wheel

Adjustable leather wrapped with radio controls

Carbon fiber with six knobs and 12 buttons controlling everything from driver drink bottle to launch control

Seating

Heated and Ventilated driver and front passenger RECARO 14-way power-adjustable performance seats

Single Pratt & Miller designed cool seat, custom fitted to driver

Safety

Driver and passenger side airbags, Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch, OnStar Automatic Crash Response, etc.

Pratt & Miller developed side impact reducing crush box, six-point driver restraint system with removable steering wheel

Radio

10-speaker Bose® 5.1 surround sound system; hard-drive device; AM/FM/RDS4/MP3/ DVD with USB audio connectivity and steering wheel controls and XM

Motorola two-way radio with steering wheel mounted press-to-talk button and single speaker connection to driver ear buds

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