Cadillac has just announced that their CTS-V Coupe race car hit the track for the first time on January 17. Driven by Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim, the racer completed its first test run at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida. As a part of the car's shakedown test, the race team is preparing for their first race at the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT this coming March 25 to 27 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The last time Cadillac competed in the World Challenge was back in 2007, where they raced a CTS-V sedan for three seasons. Now that GM is getting back on its feet both financially and in product lineup, they can now put the necessary time and money into developing the CTS-V Coupe for racing duties. Our prediction is that GM/Cadillac is about to enter a whole new era of GT racing that will undoubtedly showcase GM's (hopeful) future V8.