The first-generation CTS-V had the wild power output to go up against the Germans, but came up lacking a little in terms of polish and engineering sophistication. The second-generation CTS-V, though, is a totally different beast. Packing a ferocious 556 hp supercharged V8 into the grown-up and dynamically advanced second-gen CTS. For the third generation model, Cadillac is taking no chances. The new car features a head turning design, impeccable luxury and an engine that packs a punch.
|First generation CTS-V|
|Wider fenders; larger wheels|
The large front grille feeds more air to the supercharged engine. Even the mesh pattern of the signature grille openings is enlarged to allow more air into the radiator. At the lighting elements within the tail lamp housings offer a distinctive rear signature for the CTS when illuminated. LED lights within crystal like tail lamps structures give the rear a crisp, uniform look. The wide fenders accommodate unique 19-inch wheels dressed with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.
|Second generation CTS-V|
Paired with the engine is a new 8-speed automatic transmission withfull manual control via steering wheel paddles. The CTS-V shares the same wheelbase as the CTS non-V-Series models, but has wider front and rear footprints that enhance grip, reduce body motion and contribute to more direct-feeling steering. Stopping power is provided by the standard Brembo brake system.
|Sporty RECARO seats|
A heads up display, fitted as standard, ensures the driver keeps his eyes on the road. Rear passengers enjoy plenty of head and legroom thanks to the large wheelbase. Distinct LED ambient lighting in the instrument panel, door panels, foot wells, door map pockets, various storage locations and the front door sills gives the interior a posh feel especially at night. Sound is delivered to the interior by a standard 13 speaker Bose Surround Sound system.
|Rear of the CTS-V|