The Cadillac CTS-V is indeed impressive and big constituting a high performance variant for the CTS sedan. It does not present itself to be a perfect car according to Dan Neil, but it does give some room to run and has lots of real power. The new Performance Data Recording System of the Cadillac is a combination of hi definition video of your driving with an overlay of graphics that creates a final product resembling more of a video game than action in real life.
This new Cadillac is also expected to give a tough fight to the BMW M5, which for long has enjoyed leadership position in terms of luxury and performance in the category of sedans.
The engine of the CTS-V is pretty efficient with 6.2 liter supercharged V8 engine with an output of 640 HP and 630lb/ft torque. In terms of engine and power, these features seem to match the Corvette Z06.
As for acceleration, the Cadillac CTS-V has passed a test for 0-60 mph at 3.6 seconds and traversed a quarter mile in 11.6 seconds at a top speed exceeding 200 mph which is pretty impressive for this luxury sedan.
The rear of the sedan comes with 4 piston Bremos brakes while the front is fitted with 6 piston Brembo brakes and the tires are Michelin Pilot Super Sport with the Magnetic Ride Control shocks from Cadillac’s own stable added.
You also have 4 driving modes for the sedan with Snow, Touring, Sport and Race and each of them have their individual settings for the Magnetic Ride Control shocks, transmission and traction control.
However, many people may initially find the CUE infotainment system somewhat difficult to handle and not looking very impressive. Further in comparison to the BMW M5, it also has a smaller interior.
The base price of the Cadillac CTS-V 2016 is set at $84,990.
Although the Cadillac says that the CTS-V is a luxury sedan with no compromises and track ready off the floor of the show room and that is indeed true too, it does not spell out the number of laps it is good for.