Cadillac Racing Reveals Livery for Hybrid Racers

Whereas we’ve but to be taught what the Andretti Cadillac Formula 1 automotive will appear like, we presently have a glimpse of the livery of Cadillac Racing’s three electrified V-LMDh race automobiles that might be debuting on the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Although all three share a graphic and colour theme, every will characteristic a distinct hue taken from the Cadillac V-Sequence emblem, with quantity 01 in gold, quantity 02 in blue and quantity 31 in crimson.

“From an aesthetic standpoint, the LMDh laws allowed us to create a imaginative and prescient for the automotive that’s clearly Cadillac,” says Chris Mikalauskas, lead exterior inventive designer for Cadillac. “And that’s actually thrilling for followers and for people who find themselves true fanatics, each automotive is exclusive.”

Powering the V-LMDh is an all-new, naturally aspirated LMC55R 5.5L DOHC V8 that’s paired with the LMDh widespread hybrid system. Developed in-house by Cadillac, the engine is rated as much as 670 horsepower (per sequence specs) backed by a seven-speed sequential gearbox.

“Cadillac is able to compete in opposition to the perfect in North America and internationally — together with one of many world’s hardest races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” says Rory Harvey, Cadillac’s International Vice President. “As Cadillac builds towards an all-electric future, the all-new V-LMDh furthers our dedication to exploring new superior efficiency applied sciences.”

The blue quantity 02 automotive is a homage to Cadillac’s first entry at Le Mans in 1950, “Le Monstre,” that was pushed by Briggs Cunningham. Earl Bamber, Alex Lynn and Richard Westbrook will co-drive the it in FIA WEC competitors, together with the 100th anniversary Le Mans 24 Hours, and the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

The gold quantity 01 Cadillac V-LMDh might be pushed by Sebastien Bourdais and Renger van der Zande within the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship; they are going to be joined by six-time IndyCar champion and four-time Rolex 24 At Daytona winner Scott Dixon for the 2023 Rolex 24 At Daytona. The crimson quantity 31 Whelen Engineering automotive might be pushed by Pipo Derani and Alexander Sims within the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. That group might be joined by Jack Aitken all through the season.


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