Cadillac shows off its new GTP car for Le Mans and IMSA

Cadillac Project GTP Hypercar

‘GTP’ will be the new name for the top class of IMSA, replacing the DPi cars from next year. Why they couldn’t just call it LMDh is beyond us...

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Cadillac has revealed its forthcoming LMDh challenger for both the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA next season. The new Project GTP Hypercar is built around Dallara’s next-generation LMP2 chassis and will feature a 5.5-litre V8 engine mated to the spec hybrid components demanded by the LMDh rulebook. It is not yet known whether the engine will be turbocharged or not.

The car will bring Cadillac back to the Le Mans race for the first time since 2002 and has been designed in partnership with Cadillac’s Racing and Design departments. The car therefore bears many design hallmarks of the Cadillac brand.

There has yet to be an announcement on the drivers involved in the programme, or even which team will field the cars at Le Mans. Both Chip Ganassi and Action Express Racing were confirmed as partner teams last summer, but Cadillac has yet to confirm how the resources will be split between the WEC and IMSA programmes. It’s expected that Ganassi will handle the WEC programme. The car’s GTP moniker refers to the new name for the top class of IMSA racing.