2016 Cadillac CTS-V Boasts Monstrous Power


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Not to be outdone by everyone else at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, General Motors have brought their own goodies to their Cadillac Booth. More specifically, everyone’s eyes are likely to be fixated on the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V sports sedan.

Aimed squarely at rivals such as the BMW M5, Audi RS6, and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, the Cadillac CTS-V takes the old, yet magical sports sedan formula of stuffing a monstrous engine under the hood of an otherwise unassuming luxury sedan. In this case, General Motors have decided to use a slightly detuned version of the engine in the new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 , the 6.2 Liter Supercharged LT4 V8. The engine makes a whopping 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque in the CTS-V. That is more horsepower and torque than a Ferrari 458 Speciale!

To compliment the power upgrades, Cadillac saw fit to (thankfully) fit some big brakes on the CTS-V.  They are sourced from Brembo, however it does not look like it will have carbon ceramics. Hopefully, Cadillac decides to offer carbon ceramic brakes after its mid-cycle refresh. General Motors have also fitted the CTS-V with the latest iteration of their adjustable Magnetic Ride Control suspension. This means that the dampers can be adjusted for comfort or sport purposes. It works quite well in the C7 Corvette, so expect it to work just as good here.

Cadillac has some released some initial performance numbers and they are epic. 0-60 mph takes just 3.7 seconds, and will go on to a top speed of 200 mph. That is supercar territory right there. General Motors have had recent success, both in sales and critic reviews, with their latest sports cars. Chevrolet’s seventh generation Corvette, and the Camaro Z/28, have both received praise for finally getting the Americans on pace with Europe’s sports cars.

No word on pricing has been revealed as of yet, but expect the Cadillac CTS-V to undercut the German competitions in price.

Source: Jalopnik

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