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
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon road trip review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is the fastest production wagon in the world today. Check out this Colorado video road trip review as we take the fastest wagon in the land to the highest city in the land.
DRIVE- 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
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 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.
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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Black Diamond Edition (2011 Chicago Auto Show)
Cadillac launches CTS-V Black Diamond Edition
Exclusive paint process enhances richness of CTS-V surface
First use of JDSU's proprietary SpectraFlair® pigment in North America
Satin Graphite wheels, yellow Brembo brake calipers add style, performance
Recaro seating, Midnight Sapele wood complete interior
DETROIT -- Cadillac will offer this spring a Black Diamond Edition of the high-performance CTS-V that comes with a host of popular performance options and an exclusive tri-coat paint, also called "Black Diamond."
The Black Diamond Edition, available in the CTS-V Sedan, Coupe and Wagon models, will be the first use by an automaker of JDSU's proprietary SpectraFlair pigment in North America. JDSU, a Milipitas, Calif.,-based optical technology firm, specializes in cutting-edge color solutions for a wide range of markets. Its pigments are used in certain DuPont paints supplied to Cadillac.
In the CTS-V Black Diamond, a dark tri-coat paint is embedded with SpectraFlair Bright Silver pigment. While other luxury makers offer metallic paints, Black Diamond is created through a meticulous process that gives the paint added dimension.
Instead of simply containing small bits of metal, the SpectraFlair pigment in Black Diamond uses aluminum flakes encapsulated in a glass-like substance called magnesium fluoride. The result is a paint that has a diamond-like sparkle as light hits the surface from different angles.
"The CTS-V Black Diamond Edition is like a finely crafted, tailored tuxedo," said Michelle Killen, Cadillac exterior paint designer. "The base color may be a simple black, but the details and richness of the material set it apart."
Black Diamond helps Cadillac meet growing demand by luxury buyers for paints that are set apart not just by their color but also by their special effects.
"Auto makers and consumers are looking to differentiate the color black, an ubiquitous color in automotive," said John Book, Custom Color Solutions product manager at JDSU. "Black Diamond offers the discerning Cadillac customer a special option color that stands out and remains true to their sense of luxury and style."
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon
Cadillac unveiled the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon show car, foreshadowing the next addition to its V-Series performance line. It combines the performance and luxury of the landmark CTS-V Sport Sedan with the dramatic design of the CTS Sport Wagon.
"The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is a natural extension of both the V-Series and the CTS lineup, offering an uncompromising performance car to enthusiasts who want the extra room of a wagon," said Don Butler, vice president for Cadillac marketing. "The V-Series Sport Wagon is another hallmark of the dramatic presence and power of Cadillac vehicles."
The exterior is finished in Midnight Silver, first seen on the Cadillac Sixteen Concept, and accented by lustrous Liquid Silver-finished wheels and a black chrome finish on the grille's mesh insert. The rear fascia, upper spoiler and center high-mounted stop lamp are also unique to the show car.
Inside, the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon show car is trimmed in exclusive black leather with Alcantara accents. The upper section of the instrument panel and upper door panels are covered in the same premium leather, accented with midnight Sapele wood, while the microfiber material and stitching is applied to the lower door panels, pillars, console lid, headliner and steering wheel center. The show car features fine-grain black leather-trimmed Recaro seats with Alcantara seat inserts. The seat inserts are divided in the center and accented with dark gray stitching, while the V-series logo is laser etched into the seatbacks. Obsidian Black accents grace the center stack, console, steering wheel and door panels.
The show car's bespoke color and trim elements hint at the potential direction of color and trim in future Cadillac models. These elements are not yet intended for production, but represent Cadillac's desire to gauge customer reaction to new color and trim options.
Production Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon
The Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon will go into production in late 2010, with initial sales in North America, followed by export markets including Europe and the Middle East. The new model rounds out the V-Series offerings, which include all variants of the CTS family's sedan, coupe and sport wagon body styles.
Like its sedan and coupe stable mates, the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8, which delivers 556 horsepower (415 kW) and is backed by either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. A suite of technical and performance elements complement the powertrain, including Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 performance tires mounted on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels.
Like the other CTS V-Series models, the Sport Wagon incorporates a unique grille that doubles front-end airflow to help enable its high-performance capabilities. It is also visually identified by an aggressive front fascia and raised center section of the aluminum hood that provides clearance for the Supercharger. It rides on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels available in painted or polished finishes.
The rest of the exterior carries the dramatic design of the new CTS Sport Wagon; the details of which include:
•Signature V-shaped deck and tailgate motif
•Large, vertical taillamps with light-pipe technology
•Power-opening liftgate (via key fob or in-vehicle button)
•CHMSL-integrated roof spoiler
•Integrated roof load management system with available cross bars for a seamless appearance
•Cargo management system with adjustable in-floor containment
•Available panoramic UltraView sunroof
CNET TV reviews the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon
Cadillac continues to expand the CTS lineup, having previously launched a sedan and coupe. And, as each one of those models got a high performance V model, so does the Sport Wagon version. With its 556 horsepower engine, the CTS-V Sport Wagon will devour most sports cars.