Opportunities to own a sports prototype like this Cadillac DPi are rare.
These are top class racing machines – only serious drivers need apply.
If your racing team is looking for a new challenge, check out this 2019 Cadillac DPi available on the Racing Edge Paddock.
What is DPi?
Daytona Prototype International (DPi) models are a type of sports prototype racing car. Prototypes such as the Cadillac DPi are designed and built specifically to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship in North America.
The DPi class is the top class of IMSA competition. The category replaced Daytona Prototypes (DP) in 2017, making its debut at the prestigious 24 Hours of Daytona that year.
The initial intention was for prototypes such as the Cadillac DPi to be able to race at Le Mans in the LMP2 class. However, due to regulation clashes with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), this did not happen.
In 2022, an IMSA-ACO model known as Le Mans Daytona hypercar (LMDh) will succeed the Daytona International Prototype. LMDh cars will be able to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and FIA World Endurance Series.
In 2017, Cadillac announced its return to the pinnacle of North American prototype racing after a 14-year absence. The Cadillac DPi-VR became its primary race car, based largely on the road-going CTS-V supersedan.
The move caused a stir in the motor racing community. Founded in 1902 and holding a deep racing history, Cadillac is one of the United States’ most celebrated and famous marques.
Cadillac has a rich racing heritage, from stock cars to prototypes. It has won championships in NASCAR, World Challenge GT and IMSA prototype classes across the years. The marque has produced iconic racers, such as the 1950 ‘Le Monstre’ at Le Mans and iconic Cadillac Northstar LMP in 2000.
The Cadillac DPi has unmistakable presence. Its design includes hallmarks of the Cadillac brand, including its beautifully sculpted body shape. The Cadillac crest inspires the shape of its air intakes and cooling vents. The Dallara chassis is formidable and strong.
Naturally, Cadillac constructed a remarkable engine for its DPi. It is an exceptionally balanced, race-prepared and normally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine. It produces a whopping 600 bhp at 6,800 RPM. The engine’s architecture comes from a third-generation CTS-V and fifth-generation Escalade – and it makes one heck of a noise!
Cadillac DPi Racing History
As of 2019, five IMSA teams use the Cadillac DPi-VR as their prototype. Whelan Engineering Racing, Konica Minolta, JDC-Miller Motorsports (two cars) and Juncos Racing have all raced the prototype in IMSA competition.
The Cadillac DPi has enjoyed considerable success since its racing debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2017. Its first appearance culminated in a dominant pole-to-victory performance for Wayne Taylor Racing and the Konica Minolta team. It went on to win many prestigious races such as the the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans.
Over the next three IMSA seasons, the Cadillac DPi enjoyed three constructors’ titles in the Michelin Endurance Cup, as well as two titles and a second-place finish in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Add two drivers’ championship crowns and 14 wins from 23 races and you can see why the Cadillac DPi is an attractive proposition for any race team.
Notable talent has driven the Cadillac DPi since 2017. The esteemed hands of Felipe Nasr, Christian Fittipaldi, Fernando Alonso, Rubens Barrichelo, Eric Curran, Joao Barbosa and Jordan Taylor have all piloted the prototype during its existence.
Daytona Prototype For Sale
The Cadillac DPi is a phenomenally quick, technologically advanced prototype race car. Racing Edge is pleased to offer this 2019 Cadillac DPi racer (without engine) for sale.
This stunning prototype has only 1,600 miles on its chassis, having ran one private test and the prestigious Petit Le Mans. The engine would have to come from Cadillac as part of the IMSA Lease Program.
The car can be converted back to a Dallara LMP2 car if desired, in accordance with ACO/FIA specifications. If converted, the car requires a Gibson engine lease to compete.
This is an incredible opportunity to pick up a brilliant prototype with little mileage at reduced cost. For more details or to inquire about this fantastic Cadillac DPi, visit the Racing Edge Paddock now.