Cadillac has confirmed its returning to the "world of racing" with a special sports-tweaked Cadillac CTS-V Coupe that will compete in the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge, North America's top production-based racecar series.

The all-new CTS-V Coupe race car is about to return to a series where Cadillac competed from 2004 to 2007. The premium cars brand will be represented by two teams in the upcoming SCCA World Challenge GT Class.

Don Butler, vice president for Cadillac marketing shared: "Returning to racing in the SCCA World Challenge is a great way to demonstrate the performance and capability of the CTS-V Coupe. The racecars in this series are production based, which allows us to validate our performance against the best of our competitors on the track, and not just the showroom."

The specially prepared CTS-V Coupe race rides are developed in cooperation with Pratt & Miller, a New Hudson, Mich., engineering firm specialized in motorsports.

Jim Campbell, GM vice president for Performance Vehicles and Motorsports said: "The SCCA World Challenge lends itself well to a natural transfer of knowledge. The series will become a key test-bed for Cadillac. We anticipate using what we learn on the racetrack to ensure the V-Series stays on the cutting-edge of performance."

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