Cadillac brought its spectacular new race car to the New York Auto Show

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On a racing tear.
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Last year, Cadillac announced a return to the top level of endurance racing and rolled out a new car – the DPi-V.R, powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine cranking out 600 horsepower.

Nobody ever expects dominant performances from racing newbies, but that’s just what Cadillac has delivered.

At the Rolex 24 at Daytona earlier this year, the DPi-V.R went 1-2. And at the Sebring 12 Hours in March, the Daytona-winner team of Rickey Taylor and Jordan Taylor, in their No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac, once again took the win, with the other two Caddy teams finishing 2-3, making for a podium sweep.

Cadillac brought the Sebring-winning DPi-V.R to the New York Auto Show, more or less fresh from the track.

Check it out:


The all-conquering (so car) Cadillac DPi-V.R, at the Cadillac booth at the 2017 New York Auto Show.

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There’s room for exactly one driver at a time in that cockpit.

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Motivating the DPi-V.R is 6.2 liter V-8 engine, related to the 640-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V motors, according the Cadillac. In the race car, it will crank out 600 horsepower and send all that oomph to the rear wheels through hardy, raceworthy transmission. If you look closely, you can see bits of the Sebring track still stuck to the wheels.

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This what Caddy’s prototype-class challengers have been seeing a lot of this racing season.

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Cadillac brought the Rolex 24 Daytona trophy with them to New York.

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Win Daytona, win a Rolex Daytona watch. Both Ricky at Jordan Taylor picked up some Swiss bling for their victory. It’s a $15,000 timepiece.

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A closer look at Rolex’s legendary chronograph, a favorite of the late actor Paul Newman.

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Ricky and Jordan’s father, retired driver and now team owner Wayne Jordan, picked up his own Daytona when he won the 24-hour race in 1996.

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One last look.

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