► NEW 2012 Maserati GranCabrio Sport
The new Maserati Grancabrio Sport debuts at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show. The
new car will offer more driving enjoyment thanks to an improved overall
vehicle dynamics, more horse power, a more responsive and efficient engine
and optimized gearshift response. The GranCabrio Sport uses a more powerful
and fuel-efficient version of Maserati's all-alloy 4.7-litre V8. This
configuration produces 331 kW (450 horsepower) and has 510Nm at
the peak of its rich, thick torque curve. Maserati's Friction Reduction
Program has made the GranCabrio Sport's engine more reactive to the
driver's most-nuanced inputs thanks to a revision of the oil sump's fluid
dynamics and the Diamond-Like Coating of the tappets and the camshaft
lobes, while achieving a further 6% reduction in fuel consumption. The top
speed of the GranCabrio Sport is 285 km/h and the 0-100 km/h sprint is now
reduced to 5.2s.
► 2012 Jaguar XKR-S
Jaguar launched its most potent series production car ever, the all-new
XKR-S, at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1. This all-new model will
significantly broaden the appeal of the XK range, offering enthusiastic
drivers a compelling, fresh choice in the luxury GT class. With an uprated
supercharged V8 engine, overhauled suspension and a new
aerodynamically-driven design, the XKR-S is the ultimate expression of
Jaguar's long held duality of purpose: GT luxury with incredible
performance. Alongside the exciting new XKR-S, Jaguar will be marking the
50th anniversary of the E-Type with the first in a series of celebrations
that take place during 2011.
2014 Cadillac CTS Review
Michael Clark checks out the 2014 Cadillac CTS. And later, the First Coupe
de Ville (12:50), and a 1967 Eldorado (21:37).
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon HD Video Review
The Cadillac CTS-V Wagon should not be appealing to most since Americans
don't like station wagons, it gets lousy fuel economy and it starts at 63K.
One test drive though and you'll be tempted to raid your 401K. Tom Voelk
checks out this ultra high performance machine, one that's happy to make
Home Depot runs.
Cadillac Converj 2012 (North American International Auto Show 2009)
Cadillac Converj 2012 (North American International Auto Show 2009)
The Cadillac Converj is a concept car manufactured by the Cadillac division
of General Motors. It was shown at the 2009 North American International
Incorporating the propulsion system from the Chevy Volt—the battery pack,
the 120-kilowatt electric motor, and the four-cylinder engine-generator,
collectively dubbed the "Voltec" electric propulsion system—the Cadillac
concept vehicle has an all-electric range of 40 miles (64 km) and a top
speed of 100 mph (160 km/h). The two-door, front-wheel-drive coupe
recharges in only three hours using a 240-volt outlet, the type commonly
used for large electric appliances
2011 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
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Eager to capitalize on the success of its CTS sedan Cadillac has expanded
the CTS from a single car into a range of vehicles. One of the more recent
additions is the CTS Sport Wagon, a family friendly rendition of Cadillac's
mid-size luxury vehicle.
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sportwagon Review
Visit Us at: http://LTWTV.us - Mike Herzing from Lets Talk Wheels reviews
the 556 horsepower
Cadillac CTS-V Sportwagon. It is everything we expected, and more
Everyone that loves good American Muscle Cars has got to love a 556 hp
Station Wagon with the handling and looks of the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V
Sportwagon. Watch our video and learn a little more. - Mike Herzing
Narration by: Mike Herzing
Videography by: Lynn David Cole
The D3 Battle Wagon a 700HP CTS-V Station Wagon
We fell in love with this wagon the first time is set tires in our
workshop. On top of it being a wagon, it's a 6 speed manual trans!
In the D3 Battle Wagon, even trips to the grocery store are all the more
fun with 715 HP and 725 ft-lb's of Torque!
The build concept for the D3 Battle Wagon was to completely upgrade all OEM
components with the most aggressive bolt on parts possible. The result is
an ultra fun, track worthy station wagon!
Signal Hill, CA -- June 18th 2011, A 700+ Wheel horsepower CTS-V Station
Wagon dubbed "The Battle Wagon" has been completed for delivery to its
eagerly awaiting driver.
"CTS-V wagons are a still a rarity, on top of that finding a white 6 speed
manual was like trying to locate Atlantis!" Says John B. the owner of the
Battle Wagon. "The second I heard that Cadillac was going to launch the
CTS-V in wagon form I knew it would be my next car, I have always loved
wagons, from the E39 5 series to the Audi S4 Wagon now to the Cadillac
CTS-V Wagon. With less than 500 miles on the clock the wagon was booked
for an appointment at the D3 Motorsport Laboratory which is D3's in house
The tuning concept of The D3 Battle Wagon is to encompass manageable
amounts of horsepower, allowing for a
balanced, but track worthy grocery getter. To complete the Wagon the
Motorsport Laboratory has broken the build into 3 categories; Performance,
Efficiency & Chassis Tuning.
A wide range of Performance Tuning Equipment manufactured by D3 has been
utilized to upgrade the performance characteristics of the Cadillac CTS-V's
LSA power plant. The Pulley System has been upgraded via the D3 Stage 3
Performance Pulley Kit allowing for a mind numbing 17 PSI of Boost out of the factory Eaton 1.9L Blower
that has been Blueprinted to D3's specifications. To feed this Boost monster the D3 Air Intake, D3 Billet
Throttle Body and D3 Supercharger Lid
Spacer have been installed. Exhaust
work has been provided by the Kooks Long Tube Headers, Kooks X-Pipe with
Race Catalytic Converts and the CORSA touring mufflers. These upgrades
have yielded a raw horsepower gain of 244 wheel
To keep the D3 Battle Wagon ready for action all of its cooling has been
upgraded via the gamut of D3|ULTRACOOLERS. The ULTRACOOLER systems include
the D3 Front Mount Heat Exchanger (Intercooler) the D3 Competition Oil
Cooler, and the D3 Competition Radiator. The chassis has been dialed in
via the D3 suspension suite including: The D3 Competition Lowering
Springs, the D3 Competition Sway Bar Kit, D3 Chassis Bracing, D3 Stainless
Steel Brake Lines and Alcon 2pc Competition Rotors.
"When everything is said and done, I have a complete competition ready
CTS-V, and the best part is that it's a wagon!"
for more information on the D3 Cadillac tuning program please visit
2012 Cadillac CTS
New grille features premium finishes for mesh and frame, refined Cadillac
Wreath & Crest logo
CTS adds Touring Package with exclusive grille with dark finish, larger
wheels and tires, metal pedals, dark Sapele wood interior and sueded wheel
Bluetooth phone integration now standard on all models, Coupe has available
side blind-zone alert
DETROIT -- Cadillac's CTS luxury sport Sedan, Coupe and Wagon will add an
upgraded V-6 engine, new grille and new Touring Package edition for the
2012 model year.
The new 3.6L V-6 will use a lighter, more efficient design to give
customers more power at the same fuel economy as the current 3.6L V-6. The
new engine delivers an SAE-certified 318 horsepower (237 kW) and 275
lb.-ft. (372 Nm) of torque, compared to the current engine's 304 horsepower (227 kW) and 273
lb.-ft. (370 Nm) of torque. The EPA fuel economy label will remain 18
city/27 highway mpg.
The CTS's distinctive shield-shaped front grille has been redesigned with
new premium finishes that highlight the intricacies of a new frame and mesh
combination. The Wreath & Crest logo also has sharper colors and raised
ridges between the colors, giving it a three-dimensional quality. The
result provides customers a CTS with a more refined appearance.
The changes will be carried in all three CTS models -- CTS Sport Sedan,
Sport Wagon and Coupe. The 2012 models will arrive at dealerships in late
summer. Pricing will be announced closer to the start of production.
"CTS has established itself as a world-class line of luxury sports cars,
but to remain on top, we have to continually make improvements," said Don
Butler, vice president of Cadillac marketing. "The changes for the 2012
model year give customers a fresh take on the CTS's bold front grille and
provide enhanced driving performance without sacrificing fuel economy."
The new grille builds on a design that has helped the CTS family win a spot
on Car and Driver's 10 Best list, Popular Mechanics' Auto Excellence Awards
and Automobile Magazine's All-Stars list. The new finishes on the grille
add more gloss to the mesh and luster to the frame, accentuating the
details in the design. The mesh also is pulled flusher to the frame, making
these details stand out even more.
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe - First Test
We take Cadillac's sleek 2012 CTS-V Coupe to the test track.
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2014 Cadillac CTS V Sport Review and Road Test
Let's be honest, it has been quite some time since Cadillac has been "the
Cadillac" of anything. With the 2014 CTS V-Sport, Cadillac is aiming to
turn the clock back to Cadillac's heyday. The 2014 V-Sport isn't the value
option in the segment and it isn't even the cheapest option when you really
think about it. Instead Cadillac has done something that many detractors
thought impossible for an American brand: they quite simply made the better
sedan. The 2014 V-Sport may bring a V6 to a V8 fight, but after a week with
Caddy's new sport sedan it was easy to pick the winner. Unless you're
looking to deck your BMW, Mercedes or Audi up with rare and expensive
options, the CTS does just about everything the Germans can only better.
Are you shocked? I was. Join me to find out more.
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Drag Race! 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon vs D3 2011
We find out just how fast the D3 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is when we put it in
a head to head drag race battle with our own long term stock CTS-V wagon.
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Shot by: Jim Gleason, Corey Denomy
Edited by: Jim Gleason