2016 Cadillac CTS-V officially announced

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  1. #1 V8stangman, Dec 22, 2014
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    Cadillac just officially announced the brutal new CTS-V ahead of its official debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

    Wasting no further time, here’s what you need to know about the car. It packs a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that is a close relative to the LT4 in the Corvette Z06. It pushes a monstrous 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels exclusively through an eight-speed automatic transmission and is capable of traveling at up to 200 MPH, cementing it as the most powerful production car to ever wear a Cadillac crest. This is the new luxury sledgehammer that Cadillac is hoping to swing at nameplates like the BMW M5.

    “V-Series represents the very best of the Cadillac brand – the pinnacle of our design and technical capabilities,” said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president. “The new CTS-V is the most compelling example of Cadillac’s product substance and brand trajectory. The new CTS-V soars into the stratosphere of the most exhilarating luxury cars.”

    Featuring launch control, Cadillac says the car will reach 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds and is designed to be both a fully track capable vehicle and a comfortable luxury cruiser. That mixture is made possible in large part by GM’s third-generation magnetic shocks and traction control system that offer four drive modes: tour, sport, track and snow. The car also comes standard with an electronic limited-slip rear differential.

    The new V-Series sedan also comes with significantly upgraded brakes and a much stiffer chassis not to mention a revised suspension and specially designed Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

    Cadillac also gave the new CTS-V a carbon fiber hood, unique front and rear fascias, wider fenders to accommodate its larger 19-inch wheels and a front splitter. Similarly, the interior comes with higher-end touches like matte-finish carbon fiber trim and suede inserts along with optional Recaro sport seats, although the standard front buckets are already impressive with 20-way adjustability. Just like the Corvette, Cadillac is integrating a performance data recorder that will keep track of lap times, performance data and video footage

  2. "Exclusively through an 8-speed automatic"

    Dont care about it
  4. is it the ZF 8 speed, if so its good.
  5. Looks cool but huge supercharged V8 makes it a dinosaur in modern times.
  6. Wash your mouth out.
  7. My mum's car has this gearbox, it is an awesome gearbox.
  8. my 335 had it also, and its indeed an awesome gearbox. Really miss it
  9. #10 V8stangman, Dec 25, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
    Hear The New Cadillac CTS-V Torture Some Tires

    The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V seems like the type of wonderful gift that Santa might cook up in his workshop for one extraordinarily good boy or girl. However, the first chance for most people to actually see the super sedan and its carbon fibre pieces in real life is at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January. As a stocking stuffer until then, Caddy has released this video highlighting the latest V-Series roasting its tires better than any dinner for the holidays.

    With the supercharged 6.2-litre V8 from the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 nestled into the CTS-V's engine bay, the Cadillac certainly has quite a bark coming from its exhaust. The mill might be detuned slightly from the 'Vette to 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque, but that's still plenty for this smoky application. Enjoy this tease of the future V-Series, ahead of the Detroit show.

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  10. nice ride
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