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Cadillac announces WEC and IMSA programmes with stunning new LMDh car

Cadillac announces WEC and IMSA programmes with stunning new LMDh car

Cadillac has recently unveiled the jaw-dropping LMDh car that will compete in the WEC LMH and IMSA LMDh categories.

The American brand is busy working with Dallara to prepare the new high-performance hypercar in time for the 2023 WEC and IMSA series.

This allows the company to continue its journey in the US-based IMSA championship, whilst simultaneously competing in the World Endurance Championship, including the elusive 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The fourth Cadillac V-Series prototype has been named the LMDh-VR, replacing the soon outgoing DPi-VR, the car currently used in IMSA. The DPi-VR is built in accordance with the Daytona Prototype International rules, meaning that the car is not permitted to run in the WEC.

However, this new motor, the LMDh-VR, fits within the regulations of the new LMH class, allowing manufacturers to design competition prototypes, complying with the current LMP1 rules, with weight and power penalties; or make race versions of existing road-going hypercars, like the LMDh-VR.

In LMDh, Cadillac will join Acura, Audi, BMW and Porsche; while in the LMH class, they join ByKolles, Ferrari, Peugeot, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus and Toyota.

“We are excited to compete at the top level of international motorsport in the LMDh class beginning in 2023,” states Rory Harvey, Cadillac vice president. “Cadillac is making the transition into a future driven by alternative propulsion. The hybrid nature of the LMDh rules will help us to bridge our technology transfer to our all-electric future.”

Meet you on the track, Cadillac!