Cadillac’s New Project GTP Hypercar Sounds As Good As It Looks – Robb Report

Cadillac Project GTP Hypercar

Cadillac’s upcoming LMDh race car doesn’t just look cool. It also sounds.

The luxury brand has just released a short video in which you can hear the roar of the V-8 on its new Project GTP Hypercar. And the sound coming from the spinning mill may have made us even more excited about the Batmobile-esque racer than we already were.

The clip is only 10 seconds long and appears to have been taken during the vehicle’s first test session last week. You can barely see the car, but you can definitely hear it as it zooms in and out of the frame. As short as the recording may be, there is one thing that comes through loud and clear: This V-8 sounds very different from the one in the Chevrolet C8.R race car.

We know Cadillac’s racer will be powered by an all-new 5.5-liter DOHC V-8 mated to the LMDh hybrid system, but that’s about it. Now, though, we feel pretty safe saying the mill won’t have a flat crankshaft, unlike the one in the C8.R. The sound in the clip lacks that signature crackle, one you’ve no doubt heard from a Ferrari or two. Instead, the Project GTP Hypercar’s engine, like Road & Rail notes, sounds much more like a classic American V-8 with a cross-plane crank. And because it can spin up to 10,000 rpm, it still sounds pretty sweet.

Fortunately, we don’t have to wait too long to see (and hear) the finished product. Cadillac has been very clear that it plans to race the Project GTP Hypercar in the World Endurance Championship next year. It is currently set to make its debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.

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