O'Connell's Cadillac goes red for 2016

Johnny O'Connell will be strapping into a new look No. 3 Cadillac ATS-V.R race car for the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Series Championship.

The Velocity Red ATS-V.R is making its on track debut today at the World Challenge open test at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

Going from Cadillac black to Velocity Red will highlight O'Connell's four consecutive World Challenge GT Championships.

"Cadillac has chosen Velocity Red to celebrate Johnny O'Connell's 2015 Pirelli World Challenge GT Driver Championship," said Uwe Ellinghaus, Cadillac chief marketing officer. "Cadillac will now offer Velocity Red exterior paint on 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe, ATS-V Coupe, and ATS-V Sedan

“We congratulate Johnny on his exceptional performance and wish all racers a safe and exciting 2016 season."

O'Connell said: "What a tribute to the team's four championship seasons. Red is my color; it will go good with my hair.

“Usually team cars are the same color and you only know the difference by a mirror color and the number. My #3 will have a distinctive on track look."


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Series PWC
Drivers Johnny O'Connell
Teams Cadillac Racing
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