Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Team Cadillac Racing partners with iRacing.com to put virtual racers behind the wheels of the Team’s CTS-Vs on a variety of tracks

The virtual racecar, based on the CTS-V coupe driven by Johnny O’Connell and Andy Pilgrim, above, will be designed and based on the actual car by iRacing.com engineers. They started the project by visiting the Team at Pratt & Miller Engineering to begin creating the digital version of the racecar. Precise measurements of the competition cars will be made to ensure authenticity. They’ll also record the sounds of the Cadillac engine to provide an added dimension to the user experience.
“Having more than 30,000 virtual racers drive a Cadillac CTS-V Coupe racecar, above, on some of the most challenging tracks in the world is a great opportunity to demonstrate Cadillac’s world-class performance credentials,” said Cadillac Global Marketing Director Jim Vurpillat. “When they climb in, flip the switch on the 520-horsepower race engine and hear that rumble for the first time, they’ll remember the experience.”

The racing version of the 2011 CTS-V Coupe took two Firsts last year, with O’Connell driving in its return to competition in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS Series, below.
iRacing allows members to compete with other drivers in an online series of racing challenges that mirror the actual racing season. The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe will be among an exclusive number of race teams for participants to choose from in the 2012 season to be released this spring.

“This is great news for iRacing and the online racing community,” said Tony Gardner, president of iRacing.com. “The performance of the real-world Cadillac CTS-V racecar is truly astonishing. I’m sure iRacers around the world will be eager to get their hands on our digital version of this world-class machine.”

For more information about Cadillac’s CTS-V racing program, please visit, http://www.cadillac.com/v-series-racing.html

For the latest on iRacing’s motorsports simulations, check out, http://iracing.com/

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