The Cadillac Project GTP Hypercar Is Designed to Look Like Batman’s Le Mans Car
Cadillac Project GTP Hypercar – Overview
Cadillac has unveiled the Project GTP Hypercar, its next-generation racer, which will compete in both the 24 Hrs of Daytona & the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2023.
Here are the major highlights:
- Cadillac unveiled the Project GTP Hypercar, a preview of the endurance race car that will compete in the IMSA and WEC championships in 2023.
- The sharp lines and vertical lighting mimic Cadillac’s road cars, and the bodywork is significantly more styled than its predecessor.
- The GTP Hypercar will get a 5.5-liter V-8 connected to an IMSA-mandated standard hybrid system and compete in the 2023 24 Hours of Daytona.
The Project GTP Hypercar is strikingly styled with loads of sharp edges and aggressive, aerodynamic surfaces.
The GTP is bigger and Cadillac than the current crop of DPi top-class race cars, with vertical headlights and taillights that recall Cadillac’s long-standing design language.
The front splitter, side sills, engine cover, and rear diffuser are all forged carbon fiber.
Although Cadillac stated that some materials might alter when the GTP hits the track next year, the see-through fin projecting from the tight cabin creates a unique aesthetic.
The cars must use a chassis from one of four manufacturers and a standard hybrid system coupled to an engine of their choice, according to the rules governing the next generation of IMSA’s top class.
The Cadillac will be built on a Dallara chassis and will have a hybrid system with a 5.5-liter V-8 engine with dual overhead cams that will only power the rear wheels.
Cadillac intends to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the World Endurance Championship for the entire season.
On-track testing will begin this summer, with the GTP Hypercar’s inaugural race scheduled for early next year at the 2023 24 Hours of Daytona.