iRacing.com and Cadillac announced today they will partner in building a virtual version of the Cadillac CTS-V that will be competing in the 2012  Pirelli World Challenge.  The Cadillac is the latest addition to iRacing’s impressive line-up of digital, high performance cars which includes the Williams-Toyota FW31, the HPD ARX-01c, Corvette C6.R and NASCAR Sprint Cup Chevrolet Impala, and is scheduled to add the McLaren MP4-12C and Lotus 49 in the coming months.

“This is great news for iRacing and the online racing community,” said Tony Gardner, president of iRacing.com.  “The performance of the real-world Cadillac CTS-V is truly astonishing, and I’m sure the more than 30,000 iRacers around the world will be eager to get their hands on our digital version of this world class car.”

Based on the 556-horsepower CTS-V Coupe, Team Cadillac is preparing CTS-V race edition cars for the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge season.  Led by veteran racers Andy Pilgrim and Johnny O’Connell, who ended the 2011 season in second place in the manufacturer’s chase, Cadillac is looking to further expand its CTS V-Series performance brand experience in 2012.

“We’re excited to join with iRacing in producing the first virtual version of the Cadillac CTS-V race car,” said John Kraemer, Cadillac V-Series and racing marketing manager.  “Our two organizations share a reputation for innovation and engineering excellence, and this partnership will enable people around the world to experience the CTS-V world-class performance on the world’s great race tracks from the comfort of their homes.”

iRacing personnel will travel to the Team Cadillac race shop, Pratt & Miller Engineering, near Detroit in the coming weeks to begin the process of creating a digital version of the CTS-V.  In addition to utilizing CAD files and blueprints, the iRacing vehicle dynamics engineers will take precise measurements of one of the Pirelli World Challenge Cadillacs to insure the authenticity of the car’s appearance and performance.  As is the case with real world auto makers, iRacing will develop a prototype for testing and development in order to insure the virtual Cadillac CTS-V drives just like the real one.  iRacing’s Cadillac CTS-V is expected to be available to iRacing members in the spring of 2012.

In addition to developing the virtual CTS-V, iRacing and Cadillac are planning a dynamic marketing campaign to maximize the benefits of their new partnership.  Details will be announced shortly.

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I could care less about this car.

Soon we will get a russian Lada from the WWII when in reality we should get BMW´s, Porsche´s, Ferrari´s, Audi´s & Mercedes.

We should boycott this car so they LEARN.

JonnyB
February 9th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Johnny, your post shows ignorance and is counter productive.

This is a great thing for iRacing, and sim racing as a whole. Congratulations iRacing, and thank you Cadillac. The most surprising bit of info here, is the expected release date. If that comes true, that is super quick, and is inspiring for future projects.

Ryan

Ryan
February 9th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Sooo Ready for this car to come out!
Will be driving the hell out of it!
Nice job partnering with not only Cadillac/GM but visiting with the awesome folks at Pratt&Miller!!

GeneL
February 9th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

It´s not counter productive. It´s a call for iRacing to start catering for the second largest subscriber base. Europeans.

14.000 Americans vs 12.000 Europeans.

This car is bullshit, crap, not needed and is only there because iRacing will make money of it from YOU.

You don´t gain anything apart from a new car, which you have to buy so essentially you gain another driving experience from a boat of a car.

To each his own, it´s obvious they do shit for us Europeans.

JonnyB
February 10th, 2012 at 12:04 am

I. Can’t. Wait.

Anonymous
February 10th, 2012 at 3:58 am

No way I would boycott this car. I’d rather have this over any of those cars you’ve mentioned. I don’t see why they should cater to Europeans when all you do is talk bad about Americans and our products. Suck it up and quit acting like a brat!

marshall williams
April 16th, 2012 at 5:24 am

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