2016 Cadillac CTS-V, Capable of 200 Miles Per Hour


Cadillac has been slowly crawling back in and gaining market share in the luxury segment.  The CTS and CTS-V sedans and wagons are drawing the most attention outside of the Escalade.  Cadillac released the 2016 CTS-V with 640 horsepower.

While previous models had available manual transmissions, the 2016 CTS-V does with an eight speed automatic transmission, with launch control and a performance algorithm setting.  Torque nearly matches the 640 horsepower with 630 lb.-ft. of twist.

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With more horsepower and torque than the Mercedes-Benz 5.5L biturbo V-8 and the BMW M-series 4.4L TwinPower (twin-turbo) V-8, the new CTS-V is capable of 0-60 performance in 3.7 seconds.

Key performance technologies include:

  • Standard carbon fiber hood and available carbon fiber vent, front splitter, rear spoiler and rear diffuser for greater aerodynamic performance
  • Brembo high-performance brake system developed to provide durability, consistency and the capability for track-day performance straight from the factory
  • Third-generation Magnetic Ride Control delivering 40-percent 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 percent 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 performance-oriented, sueded microfiber accents and matte-finish carbon fiber trim and available RECARO high-performance seats for spirited driving
  • 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.

With so many revisions to the chassis, flexibility on the track, and enough power to compete against the Hellcat Charger, Cadillac launched a CTS-V with muscle, style, and elegance.

[2014. Cadillac. 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Hits 200 MPH with 640 Horsepower. [Press Release] via http://www.newspressusa.com/public/ViewPressRelease.aspx?pr=44048&pr_ref=4564]

We can’t wait to see one in action!

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