Next March marks the 20-year anniversary of the high powered Cadillac V-Series. The brand is kicking off a one year long celebration this weekend to commemorate the multi decade performance brand. The V-series celebration is also going to coincide with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship races at Sebring this weekend as the brand sends three V-Series.R hybrid race cars into the mix.
Cadillac launched its V-Series with the CTS-V.R in 2004 and at Sebring and won the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge GT race. The brand has become well known for winning in the race world, in 2020 the Cadillac captured its fourth straight Rolex 24 at Daytona. The brand is also set to return to Le Mans in the newly formed Hypercar class after being absent for two decades, and will face the strong competition from the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, Acura, Toyota, and others.
Since its first race however, the brand has created a total of 13 different V-Series models with the most current being the supercharged Escalade-V which boasts 682 horsepower, making it the most powerful V-Series yet, as well as the most powerful body-on-frame three-row SUV ever. The CT4-V and CT5-V and their Blackwing siblings are also part of today’s lineup and while not putting out the same exact horsepower, the CT5-V Blackwing just became the fastest production model sedan to run the Dubai autodrome circuit last fall.
The full lineup of Cadillac V-Series models through the years are listed below;
CTS-V (first generation)
CTS-V Sedan, Wagon and Coupe (second generation)
CTS-V (third generation)
Global Vice President of Cadillac Rory Harvey says the brand will celebrate V-Series over the next 12 months. The brand is expected to unleash new products, such as a refreshed CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing, that will commemorate the 20th anniversary with reveals happening on the brand’s website and social media accounts.