Did you Know we Have the Honor to Wrap Cadillac’s Racecar?
Back in June of 2002 at the Le Mans 24 hour race in France, the American car manufacturer, Cadillac took an undesirable ninth place. From there, Cadillac withdrew from the racing scene with no set schedule of when or if they would be back. On November 30, 2016, over 14 years later, Cadillac simultaneously debuted their new Daytona Prototype international (DPi) racecar and also announced their return back into the racing industry.
In order to meet the FIA LMP2 regulations, car manufactures could base their car on one of four different chassis. The chassis can come from Dallara, Riley/Multimatic, Onroak Automotive, or ORECA. The Cadillac manufacturer has chosen to base their car design on the Dallara chassis. Cadillac has chosen a 6.2-liter V8 engine, built by Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines, to power their new car. Their engine of choice shows similarities to the engines that you can find in the Escalade and CTS-V.
So who will be driving this new Caddy in 2017? The new car will be run by Wayne Taylor Racing. Wayne Taylor and Max Angelelli were co-drivers of Cadillac’s final appearance in racing at Le Mans back in 2002. Although Wayne Taylor himself will not be racing, Max Angelelli will team up with Taylor’s sons Ricky (26) and Jordan (24).
We wanted to share some exciting news with everyone. Shadow Graphix of Indianapolis was honored to wrap Cadillac’s new racecar. Be sure to keep an eye out for this great addition to the racing industry.