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The Cadillac DPi-V.R is a sports prototype racing car which started competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in North America in 2017. It is the successor to the Corvette DP. It marked Cadillac's début to sports car racing as a full constructor since Cadillac Northstar LMP that competed in American Le Mans Series from 2000 to 2002. It was unveiled on November 30, 2016.
A Cadillac DPi-V.R at the 2017 24 Hours of Daytona
|Category||IMSA SportsCar Daytona Prototype International (DPi)|
|Constructor||Cadillac with Dallara|
|Predecessor||Chevrolet Corvette DP|
|Chassis||Carbon-fibre monocoque with aluminium honeycomb and Zylon side panels|
|Suspension (front)||Double wishbone independent pushrod|
|Suspension (rear)||As front|
|Length||187 in (4,750 mm)|
|Width||74.8 in (1,900 mm)|
|Height||45.3 in (1,151 mm)|
|Wheelbase||155.5 in (3,950 mm)|
|Engine||ECR Engines designed, developed, and produced Cadillac LT1 6.2 L (378 cu in) (2017) later 5.5 L (336 cu in) (2018-present) V8 normally-aspirated, mid-engined, longitudinally mounted|
|Transmission||Xtrac P1159F 6-speed sequential semi-automatic paddle-shift|
|Power||600 hp (447 kW) @ 6,800 rpm later 580 hp (433 kW) @ 7,050 rpm (series restricted power level)|
|Weight||2,050 lb (930 kg) including driver|
|Fuel||VP Racing Fuels MS100 RON unleaded 80% + E20 American Ethanol 20%|
|Lubricants||Valvoline (Wayne Taylor Racing and Spirit of Daytona Racing), Lucas Oil (Action Express Racing), Red Line Oil (JDC-Miller Motorsports) and Motul (Spirit of Daytona Racing)|
|Tyres||Continental ExtremeContact (2017-2018) later Michelin (2019-)|
|Notable entrants|| Action Express Racing|
Wayne Taylor Racing
Spirit of Daytona Racing
|Notable drivers|| João Barbosa|
Renger van der Zande
Eddie Cheever III
|Debut||2017 24 Hours of Daytona|
Cadillac DPi-V.R is the variation of Dallara P217 base. The car was designed to compete in the DPi Prototype class. The car's first win came at the 2017 24 Hours of Daytona by Wayne Taylor Racing. A closed-top design, it incorporates several new mechanical and safety features not used in the previous Corvette DP car. Zylon anti-intrusion panels are built into the frame that prevent any mechanical components from coming into the chassis in the event of an accident. The Cadillac DPi-V.R. has an electrical power steering system and an improved gearbox.
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