Just weeks ago, I was on hand in Hollywood as Cadillac revealed their fastest Cadillac ever, the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V. Heading into the holidays, Cadillac has upped the ante with a new leader-of-the-pack, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V. It is the fastest Caddy ever built, a genuine supercar that boasts a 200mph top end. That places this American luxury mark at pace with some of the fastest cars in the world.
The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V is the new pride of the V-series, a line of track-capable performance cars represent the brand’s finest engineering achievements. The 2016 CTS-V is the best yet, powered by a 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine that produces 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. On the open road, that power will present 0-60 performance of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph flat. That is a kind of speed very few of us have experienced.
The new CTS-V is built for the track, but like other V-series Cadillacs, it sports a refined and luxurious interior. It sports the new performance data recorder, Siri eyes-free, Bose audio and the Cadillac CUE information/entertainment system. It’s available as a four-door sedan with room for family or friends, but has the power to drive that group to blinding speeds.
Over the last year, TheCoolist.com has been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with Cadillac. In March, I got behind the wheel of the last CTS-V for a day of driving at Homestead International Speedway. I’ve visited Cadillac design events and even the release of another V-series behemoth. While this take is purely subjective, this year appears to have been a watershed moment for Cadillac. From a brand new logo in January to the fastest car a 112-year-old car brand has ever built, plenty has changed in 2014. It has been a pretty thrilling time to be a fan of Cadillac.
The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V will be revealed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show next month. Pricing and availability details will follow.View in gallery View in gallery View in gallery View in gallery
This is a great step forward in Cadillac styling and product content!