Cadillac CTS-V Debuts. V is for Very Fast, Very Expensive

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GM EVP  Global Product Development Mark Reuss introduces the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, the most powerful product in the brand’s history.

Cadillac today introduced the 2016 CTS-V at NAIAS, the most powerful product in the brand’s 112-year history. On sale in late summer with 640 horsepower (477 kW), 630 lb.-ft. of torque (855 Nm) and a top speed of 200 mph, the new CTS-V is the third generation of the sports sedan that launched the Cadillac V-Series a decade ago.

With more horsepower and torque than the Mercedes-Benz 5.5-liter biturbo V8 and the BMW M-series 4.4-liter TwinPower (twin-turbo) V8, the new CTS-V is capable of 0-60 acceleration in 3.7 seconds.

Cadillac claimed that updates make the new CTS-V two cars in one – a luxury sedan with road manners and a track-capable sports car straight from the factory. It also introduces a new supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine and an eight speed paddle-shift automatic transmission with launch control.

Key performance aspects include:

• Standard carbon fiber hood and an optional carbon fiber vent, front splitter, rear spoiler and rear diffuser for improved aerodynamic performance
• Brembo high-performance brakes developed to provide durability, consistency and the capability for track-day performance straight from the factory
• Third-generation Magnetic Ride Control delivering 40% faster damping response
• Integrated chassis controls that provide balanced performance for touring and the track, including competition-spec Performance Traction Management
• Structural stiffness increased by 25% for improved ride and superior handling
• Driver-selectable modes electronically calibrate performance variables for touring, sport and track driving conditions
• Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires with tri-compound technology offering excellent grip with extended wear
• An interior with suede microfiber accents and matte-finish carbon fiber trim and optional Recaro high-performance seats
• Advanced safety and parking technologies, including a front curb-view camera system that provides a visual cue of curbs to protect the front splitter; automatic parking assist to find and steer into parallel or perpendicular parking spots; side blind zone alert, forward collision alert, lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert.

Additionally, the Performance Data Recorder in the CTS-V allows drivers to record high-definition video, with data overlays, of their driving experiences on and off the track, enabling sharing on social media.

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