This isn’t your grandmother’s Cadillac and it’s definitely not your parent’s Cadillac, either.
The luxury car manufacturers brawny CTS-V sedan recently showed-off its muscle for Auto Week, earning rave reviews and boasting some mind-boggling numbers. In fact, the new sport sedan is more Corvette than it is Sunday afternoon cruiser.
The car features a supercharged V8 engine, the same one used in the Corvette Z06 minus dry sump lubrication. The Caddy also has an eight-speed automatic transmission. In speed demon terms, the car can absolutely tear up the asphalt in — literally — the blink of an eye.
The test drive took place at Cadillac’s Transportation Research Center in Ohio, where the surly beast went from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The soon-to-be-released car reach a top speed of more than 200 mph.
Equally impressive was the car’s horsepower, which it has “in spades.”
Horsepower is what this car has in spades, as well as deuces, clubs and whatever else they measure horsepower in.
In terms of quality, the car “outshines the competitors” across the board, both in the performance numbers and in an overall sense.
The coming CTS-V outshines the competitors in almost every category. If you go by all the parameters that make a car a success, the CTS-V might win there, too.
Canadian car publication Auto Focus also gave the forthcoming Caddy a whirl, and with the same results — pure delight based on pure horsepower.
The power sedan’s performance made it a better value than other luxury competitors, “from power output to top speed.”
The CTS-V performs better than the $101,500 BMW M5 and the $113,800 Mercedes-AMG E 63 in almost all measures, from power output to top speed.
The two cars tested cost between $84,000 and $92,000 depending on the features chosen at the time of purchase, edging out competing sedans by $10,000 or more.