The Drivers:

Johnny O’Connell

- The most successful GM factory racing driver in the U.S., and won the Pirelli World Challenge GT driver’s championship in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

- Posted three race wins and one pole position, to go along with six podium finishes during the 2016 season.

- Before joining Cadillac Racing, he had been driving professionally since 1987 and had competed in the NASCAR Series, IndyCar Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

- Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, he now resides in Flowery Branch, GA.


Michael Cooper

- A member of Cadillac Racing since 2016, when he first drove in the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Series.

- Completed his freshman season in the PWC series by finishing third in the GT driver standings on the strength of two race wins, a pole, and seven podium finishes.

- He is the 2015 World Challenge GTS driver champion and has posted three wins, two podiums, and multiple fourth place finishes within that circuit.

- Lives in Syosset, NY, where he was also born.



The Cars:

NO. 3 and NO. 8 ATS-V.R COUPES

The ATS-V.R that debuted at the start of the 2015 racing season is the result of more than a decade of V-Series engineering efforts. This new model meets international FIA GT3 specifications (allowing it to race in 30 GT series) and utilizes the revolutionary twin turbocharged 3.6L V6 LF4 engine that’s capable of up to 600 horsepower. The lightweight aluminum block and heads are counterbalanced by a rear transaxle unique to the race car, giving the ATS-V.R a weight distribution of 49 percent front, 51 percent rear.


Developed over the course of 24 months, the V-Series team used computer simulations, data from the previous generation CTS-V.R and the latest in racing technology to create the ATS-V.R. In September of 2014 the all-new car hit the track for the first time.


Some of the innovations found in the ATS-V.R can also be seen it the ATS-V. Learn more about the production models by visiting the ATS-V Coupe or ATS-V Sedan pages.



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