Among automotive anniversaries this year, Porsche is celebrating its 75th year as an ongoing concern, Ferrari is celebrating its return to the top class of endurance racing after 50 years, and the Cadillac V-Series sub- Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the brand. Technically, the anniversary of china (in pottery) doesn’t come until next year. The V made its entry into the 2004 Sebring SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge GT race as a competition car, called the CTS-VR, which paired with the street-legal CTS-V, a 5.7- to 400 horsepower and 395 Makes pound-feet of torque. liter V8 that shifted through a six-speed manual. Since then, there have been 13 V-series road cars over four generations, culminating in today’s lineup of five models, which includes an SUV for the first time. Who would have thought at the time that Cadillac and BMW would be the last two automakers to offer manual transmissions in sport sedans?
Cadillac says it plans to celebrate the trim’s endurance throughout this year, so we’re likely to see some 2024-model-year offerings with commemorative swag. On the racing side, the celebrations have already started well. Two Cadillac Racing V-LMDH racers will line up on the front row for the 12 Hours of Sebring this weekend in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. On top of that, the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac V-Series.R running in today’s FIA World Endurance Championship race in the Hypercar class has been a solid fixture in the Top 10. This June, IMSA and FIA versions of the Ganassi car will compete at Le Mans, Cadillac’s first factory-supported entries at the French race since 2000.
We don’t know what the “new features and products celebrating the 20th anniversary of the V-Series” will be. We’ve seen spy shots of the CT5-V Blackwing with new headlights and an intricate lower intake, and some reports say the Blackwing interior will take cues from the Lyriq for a big-time spruce-up. We’ve also been warned about Cadillac’s plans to show three new electric models this year, all of which are planned for production in 2024; We know that the brand and the Escalade IQ and IQL badges have already been spotted, as applied to trademark the names Ascendiq, Lumistiq, Optiq, Symboliq, and Vistiq. And if a hoax on Cadillac’s accessories website turns out to be true, a V-series version of the Lyriq could be in development as well.