: 2000 Cadillac STSi race car



weister42
04-20-07, 12:56 PM
Was Googling about Le Mans and came across this old article about a modified Cadillac STSi race car...

http://www.cadillacforums.com/cadillac/seville/00pace.jpg

http://www.cadillacforums.com/cadillac/seville/stsi3.jpg

http://www.cadillacforums.com/cadillac/seville/stsi1.jpg


http://www.cadillacforums.com/cadillac/seville/stsi.html

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://media.popularmechanics.com/images/tb_9911AUCCWFHA.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/new_cars/1269896.html&h=259&w=400&sz=67&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=RVAZ2ZLsAoPP5M:&tbnh=80&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dnorthstar%2Ble%2Bmans%26svnum%3D10%26 um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG

Sweet family sedan/race car :bouncy:

JimD
04-20-07, 01:40 PM
You mean pace car, right?

Cadillacboy
04-20-07, 02:01 PM
I think GM should of released this masterpiece !
It was also in Champ Car Races till late '02 as I recall

fellinlovewithA_lac
04-20-07, 11:06 PM
Man that car is sweet...

weister42
04-21-07, 12:45 AM
I call it a "race car" because it has some upgrades to the exterior and performance/suspension/brake mods. Personally I think it looks great, if it was RWD then this car would be totally hot.

This car's gotta be sitting somewhere, I wonder who made the body kit(or is it just the front bumper)?

speedyman_2
04-21-07, 12:53 AM
Always loved that car. Can't find any high res photos though. :(

Here's the Video of it doing a Lap at Sarthe.

http://www.vsocial.com/video/?d=12942

speedyman_2
04-21-07, 03:49 PM
Another Pic I found

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/314/cadillacsevillestszr3.th.jpg (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cadillacsevillestszr3.jpg)

OffThaHorseCEO
04-22-07, 03:05 AM
is that a nightvision grill?

jadcock
04-22-07, 09:34 AM
Does anyone know the wheel/tire size? They look like 18" wheels.

speedyman_2
04-22-07, 02:43 PM
Does anyone know the wheel/tire size? They look like 18" wheels.

"Adding to the performance look and feel of the STSi are specific 18-in. cast aluminum wheels mated to Goodyear P275/40ZR18 Eagle F1 GS tires, as well as larger-than-standard brakes (http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/new_cars/1269896.html#) with oversize rotors, pistons and calipers."

jadcock
04-22-07, 04:55 PM
Thanks, Speedyman.

danbuc
04-22-07, 07:19 PM
If I recall correctly..a number of modifications were done by a company called Cunningham. Hence the STSi Cunningham Edition name that is sometimes associated with the Le Mans Pace car pictured.

It had Corsa exhaust and a revised intake...think it made around 330hp or so at the crank...nothing wild.

speedyman_2
04-23-07, 10:50 AM
I emailed wheeltowheel. Here's their response.

I helped with the original builds, and program managed their updates for 01 and 02, so I know a fair amount about each of the cars. There were actually 5 plus a development car. I am not sure where any of them are now a days. Here are a few photos.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kurt Urban
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 9:33 AM
To: Brad Shantry
Subject: FW: Looking for some Information.

-----Original Message-----
From: speedyman.2 [mailto:speedyman_2@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2007 12:55 AM
To: kurban
Subject: Looking for some Information.

Hello,

I'm looking for some information and I'm hoping to find some help. I believe that Jeff Beitzel had part in the 2000 STSi Lemans Pace Car. I was hoping to find out if there were any high resolution photos of these cars anywhere. There are none to be found on the internet. Also, the where abouts of any of these cars as well? I know only 5 were built but maybe one made it to a museum somehow? I'm just a '98 STS owner with a passion for these beautiful cars. Any help would be appreciated by me and many others on www.cadillacforums.com

Thanks,

Luis Valencia


Here's the pics he sent me. Click the thumbnails.

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/5638/stsi1rn9.th.jpg (http://img54.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stsi1rn9.jpg) http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9215/stsi2ox6.th.jpg (http://img404.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stsi2ox6.jpg)

jadcock
04-23-07, 11:59 AM
Nice photos; thanks.

CadillacSTS42005
04-23-07, 09:27 PM
did anyone actually email them askin if the public could buy these parts
if not do so!!!!

danbuc
04-23-07, 11:41 PM
I don't think any of the drivetrain, or body modifications were every released to the public. It would have been nice...but the cost would have been high, relative to the amount of units that probably would have been sold.

CadillacSTS42005
04-23-07, 11:46 PM
they wasted all that money on developments
why not shoot off some more product to try and turn a profit...

jadcock
04-24-07, 07:59 AM
I'm sure Cadillac paid them well...they didn't lose a penny.

I've seen references to this front fascia being an "adaptation" from the European version. Does anyone have a picture of a stock European STS? Scouring the Internet, all I can find are references to the current RWD STS.

Thanks.

weister42
04-24-07, 01:29 PM
I'm sure Cadillac paid them well...they didn't lose a penny.

I've seen references to this front fascia being an "adaptation" from the European version. Does anyone have a picture of a stock European STS? Scouring the Internet, all I can find are references to the current RWD STS.

Thanks.

The sale of the older Seville STS was a disaster in Europe so that's probably why it's so hard to find even a picture on the internet.

dwight.j.carter
04-27-07, 05:37 PM
I just want that front bumper and the rockers for mine oh and maybe the headlights and night vision :)

dwight.j.carter
04-28-07, 01:12 AM
So I printed one of those high res photos on my photo printer at 4800 dpi and on hp premium photo paper glossy and you guys should see how good it turned out. I am going to go buy a frame tomorrow and hang it in my living room !

Armandp
03-25-09, 12:21 AM
Enthusiast such as myself, coming through at last with the front bumper fascia issue! Now we can all upgrade our STS...see mine!

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3304987

Armand.-

codewize
03-25-09, 12:37 AM
Ahhh but everyone knows about the STSi. How many of you know about this bad dog.

http://www.worldcarfans.com/3050411.001/cadillac-sts-sae-100

http://www.auto-power-girl.com/specifications/cadillac/cadillac_sts_sae_100-391

http://www.rsportscars.com/cadillac/2005-cadillac-sts-sae-100-concept/pictures/

ryannel2003
03-25-09, 10:25 AM
^That is so sexy.

duns
06-04-10, 04:54 PM
Where can I find the Windshield decal. I would like too find one....