2015 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
The time has come for Cadillac to put out the most powerful vehicle in its history. No doubt, the designers didn’t give up the luxury, either; this one has it covered. You’re wondering, what’s the result? Then pinch yourself for the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V is a posh family saloon, a business sedan and… a sports car.
The overhauled mesh grille, sensibly placed larger openings, the finest Michelin tires and quad exhausts make for not only an impressive show but a solid performance. Within the CTS-V the author emphasizes smart touches of the upper class thing and strong focus on comfort. The usual gauge cluster is replaced with an LED display, the infotainment system – the CUE system, according to Cadillac – is thoroughly revised, while the seats got soft leather trim and 20 ways of adjustment. Plenty of space, capacious boot and in-car 4G WiFi appeal to families with children that used to have long trips.
Take the author at his word: gliding up the road, the CTS-V suddenly turns into a competing beast on the track. Such feature is provided by a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 of 640bhp that bolts the vehicle from 0 to 62mph in 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 200mph. The car feels so light but simultaneously sticks firmly to the surface; you may find yourself driving fairly quick without even noticing it. Thanks to engineers, the brakes are equally fast and, for the record, you won’t have to look for more advanced ones, these are the most refined.
Overall, Cadillac CTS-V properly shows its worth both on the track and in the city traffic. The video sums up that it’s a new rival to BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63.