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DETROIT – With the release of the Cadillac CTS-V virtual race car from Cadillac and iRacing.com, race fans the world over can now feel the thunder of Cadillac’s powerful coupe and race it for prizes all year long.
The digital version of Team Cadillac’s potent hot-rod, driven in real life by superstar drivers Johnny O’Connell and Andy Pilgrim, features the same heart-pounding acceleration and hard-core performance characteristics of the real thing…and you don’t need an SCCA Competition license to race it.
O’Connell and Pilgrim are currently first and second, respectively, in the driver’s point standings for the Pirelli World Challenge GT Series, and Cadillac is atop the Manufacturer’s points as well.
Cadillac joins iRacing’s base package of cars and tracks, making the CTS-V an integral component of all 30,000+ iRacers’ online racing experience. The virtual Cadillac CTS-V will be featured in the Cadillac Cup, a series of online races at precision-modeled versions of many of the tracks on the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge GT Series schedule including Infineon Raceway, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Mosport International Raceway.
For a preview of the Cadillac Cup action, click here. In addition to enjoying the challenge of door-to-door racing in their digital 520- horsepower CTS-Vs, iRacers will compete for a variety of iRacing- and Cadillac-branded prizes.
“With Johnny O’Connell’s victory in the opening round of the Pirelli World Challenge GT Series in St Petersburg and Andy Pilgrim’s win in Long Beach, the Cadillac CTS-V has already proven to be very a competitive proposition on the real race tracks of North America,” says Cadillac V-Series and Racing Marketing Manager John Kraemer. “Thanks to our partnership with iRacing.com, Cadillac is delighted to enable sim-racers around the world to enjoy the same incredible performance that Johnny and Andy experience every time they buckle in to their CTS-Vs on the race track.”
“We’re excited to be able to make one of the world’s most advanced racing sedans available to our members,” says iRacing.com President Tony Gardner. “We’re proud to partner with Cadillac, not only in creating the virtual CTS-V but through the Cadillac Cup. iRacing and Cadillac have some exciting programs in the making, and we’re all looking forward to making the most of our dynamic partnership for Cadillac, iRacing and iRacers.”
Visit www.cadillaccupracing.com to register for a complimentary iRacing membership code and see more information on the Cadillac CTS- V.
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