Updated 7.20.15 With 40 New Photos + Option Details
Cadillac’s new performance superhero is very close to buyer hands! The firm just released a beautiful new image set from Milwaukee Art Museum and Road America racetrack in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
We also have a full look at the configurator and options for this 3.7-second M5-fighter. A base price of $84,000 can bump up to $102k with the big option packs like the carbon fiber upgrades for $5k, Recaro race seats and PDR recorder for a few thousand each.
We’re surprised by the six total colors available, but happy to report that they stick to menacing greys and blacks for all except silver, white and a new Red Obsession shade. This is too similar to Chevy Malibu’s trademark Cherry Red Tintcoat for our tastes — but may find some fans on dealer lots.
Overall, the dynamic shots of the new CTS-V look extremely promising. While down more than 70HP versus the Charger Hellcat, the CTS-V is likely to match the Hellcat’s sprint pace and V-max in real driving. The Corvette-infused chassis and track tech should make the CTS-V much more rapid than any other American four-door around racetracks — Hellcats included.
The above 45-second CTS-V promo video is heaven.
The super-sedan category has a very potent new entry in the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V.
Revealed today online ahead of its public showing in Detroit in two weeks, the new CTS-V is powered by a supercharged 6.2.-liter V8 making a stonking 640-horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque.
Let’s repeat those numbers.
That is a cool 100 over the BMW M5 and 60-plus more than the E63 AMG S-Model.
The rear-drive sedan has a limited-slip diff in back along with the latest eight-speed automatic from the Corvette Z06. The one that is 0.4-seconds-quicker to 60-mph than even the Z06 manual — with the auto coming in at 2.95-seconds.
How close will the new CTS-V get to that holy-grail of sprint times? The official estimate is 3.7-seconds to 60 for the 2016 CTS-V.
But, then again, they estimated the Z06 automatic at 3.4-seconds on paper before it nailed a 2.95 in the wild … so a great sprint may be in the 3.4-second ballpark for the CTS-V.
The performance makeover for the new CTS-V is thorough: with chassis bracing making it 25-percent more rigid, huge new tires, wheels and brakes sticking it to the pavement, and a suspension and steering setup on par with the best of Germany.
The new CTS-V arrives in late Summer 2015 as a 2016 model-year, with our estimated base price being $85,000 for this veritable Z06 4-door.
One last tidbit?
The official press photos call this the CTS-V Sedan. This may indicate a CTS Coupe is forthcoming, or might simply be an assumption too far on our part….
2016 CADILLAC CTS-V
- Carbon Fiber hood vent
- Carbon Fiber front splitter
- Carbon Fiber rear spoiler
- Carbon Fiber rear diffuser
- Not available with Base Splitter (no charge) or No Splitter
2016 Cadillac CTS-V Colors
2016 CADILLAC CTS-V