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WEC: Cadillac Reveals its 2023 Hypercar Project

09.06.22

Cadillac has taken the wraps off its Project GTP Hypercar that is set to contest both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from 2023

The American manufacturer’s 2023 challenger will be powered by an all-new 5.5L DOHC V-8 paired with a common LMDh hybrid system.

The car will begin on-track testing later this month with its first race outing planned for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2023.

“By competing in both the 2023 IMSA and WEC championships, Cadillac Racing has the opportunity to demonstrate its capability, craftsmanship and technology,” said Rory Harvey, Vice President Global Cadillac.

“Cadillac will be competing again on the world racing stage, and we are all thrilled to return to Le Mans after 20 years,” he added.

Codeveloped by Cadillac Design, Cadillac Racing and Dallara, the Project GTP Hypercar incorporates key elements of the manufacturer’s brand design characteristics, including vertical lighting and floating blades.

“The Project GTP Hypercar is a unique convergence of form and function and showcases Cadillac’s future performance aesthetic,” said Chris Mikalauskas, lead exterior creative designer at Cadillac. “We have plenty more to come, from the upcoming race car to amazing production vehicles.”

Since 2017, Cadillac has been competing at the forefront of American sports car racing, achieving numerous wins, podiums, and championships with its DPi-V.R in the IMSA series.

“Competing for the overall win at Le Mans with an iconic American brand like Cadillac is an honor,” said Laura Wontrop Klauser, GM sports car racing program manager. “The entire team is excited to continue building Cadillac’s racing legacy by competing against the very best internationally and in the world's toughest race.”

Cadillac Racing’s most recent achievements include Winning the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship three times (2021, 2018 and 2017) as well as four victories in a row in the Rolex 24 at Daytona from 2017 and 2020.