Cadillac Racing Origins Spotlight

Cadillac Racing Origins

Many consumers buy Cadillac vehicles for their luxurious design, innovative features, and sophisticated performances. What some people don’t know is that Cadillac has a rich history on the racetrack.

Racing fell into Cadillac’s lap in a sudden twist of events. The Cadillac racing origins began with an exciting new engine ― a high-compression, overhead-valve V8. This engine was meant for its production cars, yet its performance specs were so impressive that racing experts saw its potential. As a result, NASCAR race teams sought out Cadillac vehicles for use on the track.

Cadillac took home trophies in races like the 1949 Milwaukee 100 Stock Car Race and the 1952 NASCAR Championship. The brand created unique race cars that earned equally distinctive nicknames like “Le Monstre,” which was a Cadillac Series 61 racer designed with a futuristic aerodynamic body for the 1950 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

In more recent years, Cadillac has debuted race cars like the Cadillac CTS-V.R for the SCCA World Challenge GT Championship in 2004, and it took home 10 overall wins. Cadillac continues to commit itself to building innovative, winning race vehicles, including the first-ever Cadillac ATS-V.R with FIA GT3 specs and the Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype racer ― impressive productions that prove more racing is on the horizon for this luxury brand.

While we strongly advocate for driving the speed limit and obeying the laws of the road here in Texas, we invite you to stop in for a test drive and experience the exhilarating power of a new Cadillac at Wiesner of Huntsville.