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).
Arrows Cadillac CTS-V Coupe TV Commercial.mov
After being involved with BBH's winning Cadillac pitch, it was kind of a
bummer when the agency lost the account to Fallon. I was totally psyched
when Bruce Bildsten at Fallon asked me to help develop TV for the launch of
the new CTS Coupe. Director, Nicolai Fusilig, did an amazing job with the
concept. You can check out Fallon's making of film here.
Cadillac Elmiraj Concept - Jay Leno's Garage
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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
Cadillac CTS-V vs Jag XFR - Drag Race
In a recent comparison, Cadillac's all-new 556 horsepower CTS-V sedan
dominated the BMW M5 in a drag race battle. But there's a new competitor in
the super sedan segment - Jaguar's 510 horsepower XFR. Can it take
the crown away from Cadillac's CTS-V?
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A short documentary about the weekly car enthusiast event, Cars & Coffee,
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car is the fastest. Obviously these nine competitors display a wide range
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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car (2011 NAIAS)
CTS-V Coupe Race Car Photography
Cadillac today released the first photographs of the CTS-V Coupe race car,
which will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit
on Monday, Jan. 10. Cadillac announced last month it was re-entering the
Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT racing series for the 2011
season, which begins March 25-27 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Johnny O'Connell, a three-time GT1 champion in the America Le Mans Series,
and Andy Pilgrim, who won the 2005 SCCA World Challenge GT class in a
Cadillac, will be behind the wheel of the CTS-V racecars. The first
on-track tests will be conducted in late January at Sebring International
2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe Premium Collection Full Walk Around
I am pleased to introduce to you THE 2012 Cadillac CTS Coupe!!!!!! This
model is the top trim Premium Collection, offering technology, luxurious
touches and amenities as well as a healthy dose of performance! This coupe
does not completely lose its practicality, surprisingly. The back seat and
trunk are useful and their are safety features abound. Blind Spot
Monitoring, Rain-Sensing wipers, and countless other items look out for
you. Be sure to check out this gem today! You may even want this concept
car to be in your driveway.
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 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe SCCA Race Car
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Hits the Track
Sebring, Fla. -- The Cadillac CTS-V Coupe race car hit the track for the
first time on Jan. 17, driven by Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim, for
tests at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla.
Cadillac is reentering the Sports Car Club of America World Challenge GT
series this year, beginning with the season-opening race in St. Petersburg,
Fla., on March 25-27. Cadillac competed in the World Challenge series in
2004-2007, earning the Speed GT Manufacturer's Championship in both 2005
and 2007 with CTS-V Sedan race cars.
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car!
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car, Cadillac announced it would return to
racing in 2011 with a race prepared version of its CTS-V Coupe to compete
in Sports Car Club of America World Challenge series race car's top North
American-based production. And Cadillac was sure to become a serious rival
for other racing cars, with a body specially designed for agile and
lightweight racing area. Let's see more reviews and picture of 2011
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car...
This step back Cadillac into which the series competes 2004-2007. Competing
in the GT class with the CTS-V Sport Sedan, Cadillac catch Manufacturers
Championship in 2005 and 2007 and the Driver's Championship in 2005.
Cadillac will field two teams in the upcoming SCCA World Challenge GT Class
with a race car based on the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. CTS-V line, which also
includes the CTS-V Sedan and Wagon CTS-V, recently designated for the 10
list of Car and Driver magazine's Best for 2011.
"Back to racing in the SCCA World Challenge is a great way to demonstrate
the performance and capabilities Cadillac CTS-V Coupe," said Don Butler,
vice president for marketing the Cadillac. "The racecars in this series is
production based, which allows us to validate our performance with the best
of our competitors on the track, and not just the showroom."
Cadillac working with Pratt & Miller, New Hudson, Mich., engineering and
construction company specializing in motorsports, to develop the Cadillac
CTS-V Coupe race car. While some components of the production CTS-V will be
modified due to the unique demands of racing and to satisfy the technical
rules of SCCA series', every effort is taken to preserve as much as
possible the production of content.
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