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.
King of Sport Sedans Dethroned? - Cadillac CTS-V Vs Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
Having already conquered both BMW and Jaguar, Cadillac's CTS-V now faces
off against Mercedes-Benz's all-new E63 AMG in the ultimate battle for
sport sedan supremacy.
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Shot by: Mike Suggett & Jim Gleason
Edited by: Mike Suggett
Redline Review: 2014 Cadillac CTS V-Sport
With the smaller ATS now in the lineup, the 2014 Cadillac CTS is finally
free to move up-market in size, power, and prestige. The all-new
third-generation CTS showcases a lot of firsts for the Cadillac brand. The
first twin-turbo engine, 8-speed
transmission, and a plethora of luxury and technology makes this one of the
best mid-size luxury sedans money can buy. If you want the best handling
vehicle in the segment, look no further, your sport sedan has arrived.
2014 Cadillac CTS V-Sport Start Up, Test Drive, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
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personal, in depth look at the all new 2014 Cadillac CTS V-Sport.
MSRP pricing for the CTS, before options, begins at:
2.0L turbo: $46,025
3.6L V6: $54,625
3.6L Twin turbo (V-Sport): $59,995
V-Sport Premium: $69,995
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economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
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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
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
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.
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101mm TURBO CTS-V - 1200hp Cadillac!!!
This was probably the NUTTIEST car we encountered at the Pikes Peak Air
Strip Attack - this 1170hp 101mm turbo
equipped Cadillac CTS-V was turning heads everywhere it went. Hop into the
passenger seat as we race down the 1/2 mile raceway at over 180 mph!