Driving World's Fastest Sedan - Cadillac CTS-V, 556HP V8 Beast
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What happens when you shoehorn a Corvette engine into a Cadillac CTS? You get the CTS-V, the world's fastest productions sedan. It goes 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds, is powered by a Supercharged V8 556hp, and is a heck of a lot of fun to drive! Let's take it for a spin.
2010 Cadillac CTS-V Test Drive--D&M Motorsports Video Test Drive 2012 Chris Moran
2010 Cadillac CTS-V Test Drive and Walk Around Review with Chris Moran.
Presented by D&M Motorsports.
In an effort to take advantage of its recent return to popularity, Cadillac
decided to build high-performance versions of several of its cars.
Collectively called the V-Series, they are meant to be high-powered,
tight-handling, all-around track-tuned performers in the vein of the
European performance marques, such as BMW's M series and Mercedes-Benz's
The Cadillac CTS-V was the first and easily the most successful example.
The first-generation CTS-V had the wild power output to go up against the
Germans, but came up lacking a little in terms of polish and engineering
sophistication. The second-generation CTS-V, though, is a totally different
beast. Packing a ferocious 556-horsepower supercharged V8
into the grown-up and dynamically advanced second-gen CTS, the result is
the very definition of a world-class super sedan.
Current Cadillac CTS-V
The current Cadillac CTS-V is the high-performance version of the CTS sport
sedan. While its predecessor certainly got your blood pumping, the new
edition is like a defibrillator attached to Niagara Falls' hydroelectric
plant. Under its angularly sculpted hood lives a detuned version of the
supercharged 6.2-liter V8 found in the manic Corvette ZR1, which in the
Cadillac produces 556 hp and 551 pound-feet of torque.
The CTS-V also gets a bulging hood, flared front fenders, 19-inch wheels,
huge brakes and big silver mesh grilles. Similarly, the cabin adds piano
black trim and Alcantara faux suede surfaces to the civilized edition's
already high-end ambience and materials. Most of the CTS's vast array of
standard and optional luxury features carry over, meaning you can burn
rubber and listen to AC/DC on the surround-sound stereo at the same time.
With the six-speed manual transmission, the Cadillac CTS-V cranks out
neck-snapping acceleration in the range of 4.3 seconds from zero to 60 mph
and a 12.4-second quarter-mile time. (A six-speed automatic with
wheel-mounted shift paddles is optional.) That's obviously high-end sports
car territory, but it also schools the super sport sedans from Germany.
Plus, it does it for less money.
There's much more to the CTS-V than simple drag strip runs, however. The
nasty axle hop and overwhelmed chassis of the previous generation are gone,
replaced by a more thoroughly refined car that handles its power with skill
and grace. Credit the fact that the CTS is a drastically better car than
the one it replaces, but also major suspension improvements and the
Magnetic Ride Control that allows for an impressive balance between ride
and handling. Adaptable transmission, steering and suspension settings
serve to make sure the car is best tuned for whatever driving conditions
are being experienced.
Used Cadillac CTS-V Models
The current CTS-V represents the model's second generation and was
introduced for 2009. It has received no significant changes since then.
Produced from 2004-'07, the first-generation Cadillac CTS-V was a powerful,
rear-wheel-drive midsize luxury sport sedan available in one body style and
trim. The V6 engine from the standard CTS was swapped out in favor of the
same engine found under the hood of that era's Corvette. Prior to 2006, the
CTS-V was powered by a 400-hp 5.7-liter V8 engine. For its later two model
years, it featured a 6.0-liter V8 making virtually the same output. A
six-speed manual gearbox and limited-slip differential were standard, and
no automatic transmission was available. Put the pedal down hard and you
could expect to move from zero to 60 mph in 5 seconds.
As in the current car, the performance upgrades went far beyond the bigger
engine. Additional highlights included a tightened suspension, massive
Brembo performance brakes and 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with
performance tires. More subtle adjustments included a strengthened engine
cradle and hydraulic engine mounts.
Cadillac tried to gussy up the CTS's normally dull interior to make the
V-Series sedan feel special, but there was only so much it could do. The
original instrument cluster was replaced by more upscale dials and computer
readouts, which even spit out real-time driving dynamics, such as lateral
G-forces. There were also aluminum and satin chrome accents on the dash.
The more heavily bolstered front seats were comfortable and supportive
during aggressive driving. As in that generation's regular CTS, the
backseat is spacious, which makes the CTS-V more useful on an everyday
basis than its similarly priced compact rivals from Audi, BMW and Mercedes.
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590 whp Cadillac CTS-V Sedan by Advanced Detailing of South Florida
This is a daily driven car, therefor the beat up front end.The paint was in
pretty horrible condition but was brought back to look pretty good again.
The mods so far : Kooks racing headers, Corsa mufflers, Air Raid intake,
10" pulley, 72 lbs fuel injectors, Intercooler with pump, lowering
springs, 2pc. Brembo Rotors, 360 Forged Wheels.
Future Mods : Heads and Cam, Torque Converter, E85 Fuel tune and possible
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
2012 Cadillac CTS-V vs. 2013 BMW M5
Last time around, the Cadillac CTS-V won our match-up. Now, there is an
all-new BMW M5. Which will win this epic head-to-head battle? Get the full
road test and specs here: http://bit.ly/M7JXLx
Super Wagon Drag Race! Cadillac CTS-V vs Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG - Head 2 Head Episode 4
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman pits the supercharged 2011
Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon against the twin-turbo 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon. Witness
the mother of all mommy-mobile matchups, capped off with a 150MPH half-mile
Read the full story here:
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2010 Bentley Continental vs Cadillac CTS-V
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2010 Bentley Continental Suspersports will
set you back $286.845 and it is the most powerful car that Bentley has ever
built with a Twin turbo W-12 6.0L engine
that produces 621 HP. The 2010 Cadillac CTS-V is a mere $ 68,445 and is the
fastest production four door sedan on the market today with a supercharged
V8 from the Corvette ZR-1 that produces 556 HP. Perhaps just as importantly
the two premium luxury sports cars best demonstrate the difference of
flying business vs. flying first class. So what exactly does $200,000 more
Lingenfelter 700HP+ Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Lingenfelter upgrades the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V coupe with cnc ported
cylinder heads, GT9 camshaft, Supercharger upgrades and fuel system upgrades to
make over 623 rear wheel horsepower! Factory
manifolds and catalysts were used for this test along with 93 octane