Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

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    Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

    Hello guys

    I have the pleasure to announce that Team Santucci Motorsport of Rome Italy
    will partecipate at european championship, with Cadillac cts-v 6.0 ls2 engine called Superstars www.eurosuperstars.com

    Eurosupertars is most important race car event for V8 sedan cars
    and official brands like BMW M3 MERCEDES AMG 55 AUDI RS4 BMW M5 JAGUAR etc.

    I'll be glad to receive comments and opinions about this

    All the best

    Alex Salvati

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    Santucci Motorsport
    Rome Italy


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    Re: Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

    Welcome!
    Great news, If You need a driver let me know!
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    Re: Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

    Awesome!! I hope your team does well. Please keep us informed about the team.

    I am curious to see the car once you have everything set up.

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    Re: Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

    Great news! The Europeans love their motorsport, this Aussie used to love watching the British Touring Cars when I was a teenager. Finers crossed you get a few wins, put the European cars in the spot and Cadillac gets a sales boost from the exposure.
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    Re: Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

    Until Cadillac enters the DTM, I am not holding my breath

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    Re: Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

    That looks really cool !!!...Go Caddy !!!

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    Re: Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

    Excellent! I shall be following events with great interest.

    (Yes, I, too, would like to see Cadillac in the DTM series).

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    Re: Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

    Fantastic news Santucci Motors!!

    Buona Fortuna con la vosta squandra! Spero che Roberto Benedetti, la vosta pilota, se puo' portare onore al cimiero di Cadillac!

    Do you have any photos of how your car will look?
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    Re: Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Until Cadillac enters the DTM, I am not holding my breath
    I know that DTM is in Germany - but is it German specific? By that I mean, do they only run their events in Germany?

    How does DTM compare to the WTCC and the like?

    Just curious.
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    Re: Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

    I thought DTM was closed to non-German makes..thought it was just BMW, Merc and Audi.

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    Re: Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    I know that DTM is in Germany - but is it German specific? By that I mean, do they only run their events in Germany?

    How does DTM compare to the WTCC and the like?

    Just curious.
    I think (though I am not your best source) that DTM, It seems only Germany does it, sort of like Nascar for Germany, but they tour Europe. Here is more
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsch...nwagen_Masters

    I do not know if its strictly restricted to German makers or there is just no interest by say Peugeot or Saab to race in it. Alfa Romeo used to be part of it.
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    Re: Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    I think (though I am not your best source) that DTM, It seems only Germany does it, sort of like Nascar for Germany, but they tour Europe. Here is more
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsch...nwagen_Masters

    I do not know if its strictly restricted to German makers or there is just no interest by say Peugeot or Saab to race in it. Alfa Romeo used to be part of it.
    Toyota got into NASCAR, I'm sure Cadillac could get into DTM.
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    Re: Cadillac Cts-v Race Car In European Championship

    DTM is not raced only in Germany !! The races are on live TV in nearly every country in the world. Except here....
    This year the 12 race schedule....won by AUDI, included Mugello, Italy; Zandvoort, Netherlands; Brands Hatch, England; Barcelona, Spain; and LeMans, France [not the 24HR.] I also believe a final event in Behrain was cancelled this year due to economic conditions. It is generally considered the most popular touring car series in the world.
    Current rules call for normally aspirated 4.0 V8's with about 500 HP. They are far from the most powerful touring cars but they might be the most expensive. They easily cost 10 times more than a NASCAR stocker... probably 20 times more. They are technically nearly as complicated as formula one cars...hence the reluctance of firms other than Audi and MBZ to compete, BMW has withdrawn because of cost for example. The rules would not stop American cars or others from competing. In the past Volvo even won the series, as did BMW 6 series when it was known as the German Touring Car Championship. Now it is known as German Touring Masters....DTM.
    BTW, several Mustangs privately entered by German Tuners ran various races in the early '90's and the best finish ever was 8th I believe. I attended a race a number of years ago and suggested a well prepared Camaro would be very competitive in 2 years. One to learn the rules and tracks, and one to prepare the car and team. The Germans present told me "no way", and if it did happen the rules would be changed. Plus at that time I did not know how sophisticated the cars would become....I've been told roughly one million per car [rolling chassis], one million per engine and transmission, and one million per electronics/enginemanagement system. A C6R would blow them away on any track but it is not a touring car. You would have to play by their rules .... ie.,home field advantage. But my professional opinion is GM has the ability to be competitive with Cadillac or Chevy.....but not the interest or money.
    If you doubt my synopsis check out www.dtm.de and appropriate a lot of Marks. This is my favorite racing series in the world. And ultra. ultra competitive.
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    oh no...Italians. just kidding!

    Thank you for representing my favorite car in racing, Signore Santucci. Maybe if I get to go back to Avezzano next year I'll pass by way of Rome to see the shop.

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