Lamborghini LP 560-4 Vs. Cadillac CTS-V Twin Turbo
Since my friend believes his twin turbo
CTS-V is unbeatable, I had to show him what a little Italian car can do.
But don't worry if you're a CTS-V fan...The car is getting a stronger rear,
and more Boost...So stay tuned!!
Filmed in Mexico well over a year ago.
How Fast is the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe?
The auto engineers at Consumer Reports take a pre-production Cadillac CTS-V
Coupe for a spin at the test track. Learn more about the Cadillac CTS-V on
BMW M6 Gran Coupe engine sound and 0-100km/h
BMW M6 Gran Coupe engine sound and 0-100km/h. Head over to
http://performancedrive.com.au/2013-bmw-m6-gran-coupe-review-video/ for the
2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
4.4-litre twin-turbo V8
412kW and 680Nm
Seven-speed dual-clutch auto, rear-wheel drive with active LSD
0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds (as tested)
2014 Cadillac CTS 2.0T Review and Road Test
It's been decades since Cadillac produced the "Cadillac" of anything.
However, when car buffs dismiss the only American luxury brand left, they
fail to see Cadillac's march forward. 2002 brought the first RWD Cadillac
since the Fleetwoood. A year later the XLR roadster hit, followed in 2004
by Cadillac's first 5-Series fighter, the STS. Not everything was rosy. The
original CTS drove like a BMW but lacked charm and luxury fittings. The XLR
was based on a Corvette, which made for excellent road manners, but the
Northstar engine didn't have the oomph. The STS sounded like a good idea,
but the half-step CTS wasn't much smaller and ultimately shoppers weren't
interested in a bargain option. That brings us to the new ATS and CTS.
Ditching the "more car for less money" mantra, the ATS has been created to
fight the C/3/IS leaving the CTS free to battle the E/5/GS head-on. Can
Caddy's sensible new strategy deliver the one-two punch fans have hoped
for? I snagged a CTS 2.0T for a week to find out.
I found the outgoing CTS a little discordant, but 2014 brings an elegant
more aggressive refresh. GM's Art and Science theme has matured from
"cubism gone wrong" to shapes that flow and jibe with a larger grille and
softer creases. The 5-Series continues to go for elegant and restrained, I
find the XF and A6′s design a mixture of plain-Jane and snazzy headlamps
while the Infiniti Q5o and Lexus GS are going for flowing elegance.
The demur side profile continues with a simple character line to draw your
eye from front to rear. One thing you'll notice during that eye-movement is
the distinct RWD proportions that separate the CTS, E, 5, GS, XF and Q50
from the long-nosed Audi A6 and near-luxury FWD options. Out back the CTS'
rump is a bit less exciting but employs all the latest luxury cues from
hidden Exhaust tops to light piped
tail lamps. I was hoping Caddy's fins would be further resurrected, but
the "proto fins" on the XTS are absent. Pity. Obvious from every angle is
an attention to build quality absent from earlier generations with perfect
panel gaps and seams.
Unfortunately, the first thing you'll notice out on the road is the coarse
sound from under the hood. GM's 2.0L engine is no less refined than BMW or
Mercedes' four-bangers, but the difference is you can hear the engine in
the CTS. In fact, based on the overall quietness of the cabin (a
competitive 67 dB at 50 MPH), I can only conclude that Cadillac designed
the engine to be heard. I don't mind hearing the 3.6L V6, but most luxury
shoppers would prefer not to be reminded they chose the rational engine
every time they get on the freeway. On the bright side, because GM does not
offer start/stop tech, shoppers are spared the inelegant starts and stops
that characterize 528i city driving.
While I'm picking nits, the 6-speed found in the 2.0T and most 3.6 models
lacks the ratio spread and shift smoothness of the ZF 8-speed automatic
found in most of the competition.
The reason I label those flaws as mere nits is because of how the CTS
accomplishes every other task on the road. Acceleration to 60 happens a
4/10ths faster than an E350, a
half-second faster than the 528i,
a full second faster than a GS350,
and practically years ahead of the A6 2.0T. Part of this has to do with the
engine's superior torque curve and higher horsepower numbers, but
plenty has to do with curb weight. At 3,616 lbs, the CTS 2.oT is 200lbs
lighter than the BMW or Lexus, 400lbs lighter than an E350. The comparable
Audi A6 would be the front-wheel-drive 2.0T model with the CVT at 3,726. If
you think that's an unfair comparison, the 2.0T with Quattro is 3,900lbs
and does little to correct the A6′s front-heavy weight balance.
2011 Hennessey V700 Coupe: 11.16 Sec. @ 124 mph
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe equipped with Hennessey V700 Upgrade runs 11.16 @
124 mph in the 1/4 mile on Nitto drag radial street tires. +1.979.885.1300
Cadillac Supercharged CTS-V vs. Lamborghini Gallardo
Synopsis: Race between a stock 2009 supercharged Cadillac CTS-V sedan and a
modded 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo. Two runs include a 40-100 roll and a
60-130 roll. Modifications done to the Gallardo are weight reduction, Exhaust, and tune. Both cars had no
passengers and both cars are operated by a 6-speed manual transmission.
Disclaimer: All runs performed in Belgium.
Music: Veritas Domini by Shockwave Sound
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Where Eagles Dare: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe vs Audi RS 5 vs BMW
We parachute Cadillac's new CTS-V Coupe deep into German territory to
battle it out with two of Germany's finest performance coupes, the Audi RS
5 and BMW M3.
Read the full story here:
Shot by: Duane Sempson
Edited by: Duane Sempson
CTS-V Coupe Black Diamond Edition McHenry Cadillac Dealers
Fresh to our inventory the all new 6.2 liter 556 horse power V8. This is
not your grandpas Cadillac. Call Curtis Snyder at Gary Lang Auto Group in
McHenry Illinois to see more of this or any of our other vehicles.
815-385-2100 ext. 118
Roadfly.com - 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Road Test & Review
We finally had a chance to test drive the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. The
MSRP starts at $63K and even at that price you get a ton of bang for your
buck. Not to mention all that horsepower. 0-60 MPH on the
CTS-V Coupe is 3.9 seconds. The supercharged V8 produces 556 horsepower.
Roadflys review of the CTS-V Coupe confirms that Cadillac is going head to
head against the best the Germans have to offer. The Cadillac CTS-V by just
about every test beats the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG and BMWs M5.
Cadillac Forums: http://www.roadfly.com/cadillac/forums