The brand new, third-generation Cadillac CTS-V is here. When the second-generation CTS-V came out with 556 horsepower, people could hardly believe it. Today, one model newer, and Cadillac has raised the horsepower bar again by grafting in the supercharged, 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 straight out of the Corvette Z06. Power is down compared to the Z06, though only fractionally. Instead of 650 horsepower the Caddy makes 640 hp. The CTS-V also shares the Corvette’s tires, shocks, eDiff, and transmission. So how good is this sinister 4-door?
The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V joins the 200-mph club thanks to its 640-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine, but it’s far more than just a straight-line performer. Let us push the Cadillac CTS-V to its limits on Wisconsin’s challenging Road America circuit.
This third-generation Cadillac CTS-V is more powerful and capable than ever before, accordingly it’s also the biggest threat to Germanic hegemony to come out of Detroit in years.
The Cadillac CTS-V was the car that launched the idea of a high performance Cadillac and undoubtedly this third generation super sedan has some legendary shoes to fill.